IMPORT RULES AND REGULATIONS FOR USA CLIENTS BEFORE THEY HUNT
TROPHY ALLOWANCE INTO THE US
I would like to take this opportunity to inform you about information received. It relates to the amount of trophies of one species being allowed to be imported into the US for individual hunters at any one time.
The regulation states that the number of one species that may be imported into the US at one time under one hunters name is now limited to a maximum of six. Should there be more than the maximum of 6 of the same species allowed the hunter will be required to apply for an import license, the hunter will then also be required to pay an inspection fee.
ONLY ONE HUNTER’S TROPHIES PER CRATE
Clients often request their Hunting Outfitters to combine two, or more, clients’ trophies onto one PH Register. Not only is this illegal to do, but it can land you in serious trouble. Should you as PH / Outfitter allow such practice, you can be held responsible for submitting false / fraudulent information, as you have signed the PH Register. According to the Lacey Act in America, it is a violation of law to complete / submit such false documentation.
If you are a US citizen and you are about to board a plane for a hunt, or safari, anywhere in the world, be aware that the US Fish and Wildlife Service has begun to crack down on a very Common practice hunters use to save money on trophy shipments. That practice is the Consolidation of more than one hunter’s trophies under a single register and/or hunting Permit.
The Service says the practice distorts their statistics and prevents them from obtaining a clear picture of who is hunting and importing what around the world. To put an end to it, the Service has vowed to block all consolidated trophy shipments it detects, allowing only the Trophies of the person whose name appears on the register and/or permit to go through. All of the other trophies will have to be sent back to the country of origin for re-export. If that is not possible, or the hunter elects not to do it, the trophies will be seized.
All hunters must be identified by their full given name, as it appears on their passport, which hopefully is the same as their birth certificate and social security card, on all documents; period!
PLEASE DO MAKE SURE THAT YOUR CORRECT FULL NAME IS GIVEN TO YOUR OUTFITTER OR PROFESSIONAL HUNTER AS THEY WILL COMPLETE ALL YOUR PAPERWORK AND PERMITS IN THIS NAME.
All Swine require shipment will have to go to a USDA Approved Establishment for further processing – this product will be Packed separately.
All Non-Human Primates require same as above and will have to be inspected by a USDA Approved Establishment. Some Taxidermy’s in the US is a USDA Approved Establishment. This taxidermist may inspect Swine and Non-Human Primates.
(If only a bleached primate skull is being sent no CDC Permit is required and will be given unrestricted entry by CBP/AS) (Dip and Pack)
Following rules on every shipment of dip and pack ruminants for inspection by CBP/Agricultural Specialist.
Clean, dry bones, horns, and hoofs, that are free from undried pieces of hide, flesh, and sinew and are offered for entry as trophies or for consignment to museums may be imported without other restrictions.
Hides or skins may be imported without other restriction, if found upon inspection, or by certificate of the shipper or importer satisfactory to said inspector, to be hard dried hides or skins
Special Veterinary Permits for the following animals are required that must indicate what chemical process was used to render the animal non-infectious. Requires clearance by U.S. Department of Public Health before it can go to Fish and Wildlife for clearance. Swift Dip will provide each and every client with a Veterinary Permit stamped and approved by our local state veterinarian.
ALL DIP AND PACK SHIPMENTS SENT TO PORTLAND, OREGON – PILOT PROJECT BY FWS
- All non-human primates
- Civet Cat
- Genet Cat
- Rock Dassie
VERY IMPORTANT NOTICE:
USA clients who took a primate (Monkey/Baboon) must apply for an Import Permit into the USA from CDC (Centre for Disease Control). Porcupines will require a CDC Permit as well as from 1 October 2012.
Clients that took any Warthog products must be aware that only a USDA approved taxidermist can clear the Warthog products upon arrival in the USA. All Swine require shipment to a USDA Approved Establishment for further processing – Pack separately
NO Ostrich (or ANY part of it) is being imported without the necessary VS-16-6 Import Permit.