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Posted by Roy Stockwell on February 16, 2003 at 23:07:51:
In Reply to: Re: New to THIS board... a few questions for the CITES holders. posted by PhoenixZorn on February 16, 2003 at 15:21:00:
Once a CITES permit is applied for, granted and received, there is a finite time period in which you must transact your shipment.
US appy 2 export CITES are valid for 6 months usually, although recently I've heard some are good now for a year.
The validation window for export permits varies from one CITES nation to another. In Canada CITES export permits are only valid for 3 months. If you don't ship in that time frame, the permit
expires, and you have to reapply. Fortunately, they are free in Canada. US CITES cost $25, but keep in mind you will also need a US import/export license and you will also need an inspection before you can ship
those CITES animals.(or any other animals) Also, it takes several weeks to months to get CITES permits.
You should be aware that CITES only applies to international trade. There are other domestic permits you need in the USA to , own and move protected/endangered/threatened species from one state to another. I'm not knowledgible in that area
but simply check with USF&W in your state, for all the regulations for any species you may be interested in.