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So I been bombarded with requests to ship shrimps and crayfish into the United States and someone pointed me to this document

http://www.fws.gov/le/pdf/FeeCalculationChart.pdf

 

the section that would be most interest to (non-commercial) hobbyists is this part:

 

 

Any noncommercial shipment imported or exported using the mail, traveling as a passenger or on foot, or as an importer/exporter using their personal vehicle - $0

 

more discussions here:

http://insectnet.proboards.com/thread/2156/situation

 

 

Have any of you guys heard of this clause?

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I find this interesting as well:

 

"Yes, you need to declare. Shipping in to or out of the US.

No, you don't need an Import/Export license unless you are a commercial shipper. The caveat is that if you are shipping large numbers, they may assume you are shipping in commercial quantities. (For instance: You may need to document why you need 25 examples of the same species.)

Trading/barter, as long as it's non-commercial, should not require an I/E license.

You probably won't be dealing with any Agents. Most of the USFWS you'll deal with are Wildlife Inspectors. You can look up the regs yourself from the citations I quoted in earlier posts.

 
I think what we need is an expert to talk directly on our board.  I may be able to invite a US fish and wildlife official to start a thread and answer posts if you'd like.
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I find this interesting as well:

 

"Yes, you need to declare. Shipping in to or out of the US.

No, you don't need an Import/Export license unless you are a commercial shipper. The caveat is that if you are shipping large numbers, they may assume you are shipping in commercial quantities. (For instance: You may need to document why you need 25 examples of the same species.)

Trading/barter, as long as it's non-commercial, should not require an I/E license.

You probably won't be dealing with any Agents. Most of the USFWS you'll deal with are Wildlife Inspectors. You can look up the regs yourself from the citations I quoted in earlier posts.

 
I think what we need is an expert to talk directly on our board.  I may be able to invite a US fish and wildlife official to start a thread and answer posts if you'd like.

 

 

That would be awesome and i think quite helpful for others here as well  to clear things up.  

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