Office of Law Enforcement
Protecting Wildlife and Plant Resources
Additional Resources Information for Businesses

Public Bulletins and Alerts

Wildlife Inspection Offices

Miscellaneous International Affairs Fact Sheets

Other Agency Links

U.S. Customs Import/Export Information

CITES Website

Foreign Wildlife Office Links

CITES Management Authority Offices

Laws, Regulations, Treaties

Background Information on 2008 Changes to Fees and License/Fee Requirements:


A wildlife inspector opens a commercial shipment of live turtles at Miami International Airport. Credit: USFWS
A wildlife inspector opens a commercial shipment of live turtles at Miami International Airport. Credit: USFWS

Information here will be of use to the following entities when they import or export wildlife or wildlife products:

  • Businesses and individuals engaged in commerce
  • Animal dealers, animal brokers, pet dealers, or pet or laboratory suppliers
  • Trade show participants displaying wildlife products
  • Collectors or hobbyists involved in commercial activities
  • Commercial laboratories, researchers or biomedical suppliers
  • Circuses and animal shows
  • Scientific institutions
  • Academic institutions

How to Import and Export Your Commercial Wildlife Shipment

Sequestration Information:

Permits and Licenses

Inspection Fees

Wildlife Ports of Entry and Exit

eDecs

Declaration Form 3-177

Facts about Federal Wildlife Laws

Injurious Wildlife

Importing & Exporting Shellfish and Fishery Products (PDF)

Commerically Importing and Exporting Jewelry Made with Wildlife (PDF)

Wildlife in the Jewelry Trade (PDF)

CITES Document Requirements

Last updated: October 22, 2013