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Posted by Corey Woods on December 02, 2001 at 00:32:39:
In Reply to: USFWS taking it's sweet time w/ my permit application. posted by Jay on October 29, 2001 at 17:50:55:
Are those the snakes from Denis? I got my CITES 1 Import (on the Canadian Side) in just under 3 weeks. Just waiting on the overseas Export Permits.
CITES permits in Canada can be obtained extremely fast if you can prove the animals are legal (and if the government guy doing the permits isn't on 3 weeks vacation...lol). As for paperwork in the states NERD took 10 months to get me my last shipment and it was all CITES appendix 2 stuff.
: I applied for a CITES import permit last October. I still have no answer a year later. And the USFWS wonders why people smuggle or ship w/o the proper permits? I have given up on this particular permit, but I am about to apply for another. I'm interested in some boas from Canada, and in two days, the other party has all relevant paperwork. I told him don't expect anything until next spring (if then). A classic example of how red tape obscures the real benefit of working w/ endangered species. Most who work for the service are biologists. It would seem to me that they would clearly see what legislation and regulations do not work for a species survival/protection. Just thought I would vent a little. I look forward to some good responses, and welcome any comments, either here in the forum, or to my email. Thanks.