Endangered Species CITES Application FAQ

April 20, 2020

Endangered Species CITES Application FAQ

1. Do you apply for CITES on my behalf and ship internationally?
We will apply for CITES on your behalf and ship, we will work with our third party shipper to provide you with shipping costs and coordinate pick up, packing, and shipping.
For buyers based in China or other Asian countries, services may vary. These situations will be assessed on a case by case basis.

2. Are there fees?
International buyers will pay a $150 fee for the cites application and first applicable lot, there will be a $10 fee for any additional lot added to the application.
So, if you purchase one piece, and anticipate purchasing more in a later sale, we can wait until all purchases are complete to apply.
This is added into “shipping and handling” charges on the invoice.

3. What about import taxes?

International buyers are entirely responsible for any import charges enforced by their country, as well as import services.
Some situations may require a customs agent in the import country. Shipping services such as FedEx/UPS will sometimes provide this.

4. How long will it take to get the permit and ship?
According to US Fish and Wildlife "you should allow at least 90 days for review of Marine Mammal Protection Act (MMPA) or Endangered Species Act (ESA) permit applications”. They also ask that we “allow three weeks after submitting an application before checking on the status of [the] application.”