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U.S. FISH & WILDLIFE SERVICE WILDLIFE INSPECTION PROGRAM IMPORTING AND EXPORTING WILDLIFE Presented by Wildlife Inspector Leigh Graham
U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service Mission The Mission of the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service: working with others to conserve, protect and enhance fish, wildlife, and plants and their habitats for the continuing benefit of the American people.
LAW ENFORCEMENT The Division of Law Enforcement contributes to Service efforts to manage ecosystems, save endangered species, conserve migratory birds, preserve wildlife habitat, restore fisheries, combat invasive species, and promote international wildlife conservation.
CITES CITES (the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora) is an international agreement between Governments. Its aim is to ensure that international trade in specimens of wild animals and plants does not threaten their survival.
CITES CITES works by subjecting international trade in specimens of selected species to certain controls. These require that all import, export, re-export and introduction from the sea of species covered by the Convention has to be authorized through a permitting system.
CITES The species covered by CITES are listed in three Appendices, according to the degree of protection they need. three Appendicesthree Appendices Appendix I includes species threatened with extinction. Trade in specimens of these species is permitted only in exceptional circumstances. A US Import Permit and foreign Export or Re-export Permit is required. Appendix II includes species not necessarily threatened with extinction, but in which trade must be controlled in order to avoid utilization incompatible with their survival. A foreign Export or Re- export Permit is required. Appendix III contains species that are protected in at least one country, which has asked other CITES Parties for assistance in controlling the trade. A foreign Certificate of Origin or CITES Export or Re-export Permit is required.
IMPORTING & EXPORTING WILDLIFE All wildlife must be declared upon import or export
DESIGNATED PORTS OF ENTRY DESIGNATED PORTS OF ENTRY Anchorage (907) 271-6198 Atlanta (404) 763-7959 Baltimore (410) 865-2127 Boston (617) 889-6616 Chicago (847) 298-3250 Dallas/Ft. Worth (972) 574-3254 Honolulu (808) 861-852 Houston (281) 230-7225 Los Angeles (310) 328-6307 Louisville (502) 582-5989 Memphis (901) 544-3694 Miami (305) 526-7480 New Orleans (504) 219-8870 New York (516) 825-3950 Newark (973) 645-6171 Portland (503) 231-6135 San Francisco (650) 876-9078 Seattle (206) 764-3463
BORDER & SPECIAL PORTS Blaine, WA (360) 332-5388 Brownsville, TX (956) 504-2035 Buffalo, NY (716) 691-3635 Champlain, NY (518) 298-4708 Denver, CO (303) 342-7430 Detroit, MI (734) 247-6800 Dulles, VA (703) 661-8560 Dunseith, ND (701) 263-4462 El Paso, TX (915) 872-4765 Great Falls, MT (406) 453-5790 Guam (671) 647-6064 Laredo, TX (956) 726-2234 McAllen, TX (956) 686-8591 Minneapolis, MN (612) 726-6302 Nogales, AZ (520) 287-4633 Pembina, ND (701) 825-6366 Port Huron, MI (810) 985-9160 Puerto Rico, PR (787) 749-4338 San Diego, CA (619) 557-5794 Tampa, FL (727) 570-5450
DECLARATION REQUIREMENTS Complete the Declaration for Importation or Exportation of Fish or Wildlife. Submit the following: all original wildlife permits, all invoices and/or packing slips, copies of veterinary certificates, and the bill of lading. Make the wildlife available for inspection. All inspections are done at time of import or export at a Customs Bonded Facility.
FWS CLEARANCE You must obtain FWS clearance prior to Customs clearance. [50 CFR 14.52(a)] ABI Certified Entries – DO NOT transmit/certify ABI entries until FWS clearance has been obtained. ABI Paperless Entries – You must submit copy of 3461. Therefore, once you enter data, force print 3461 but DO NOT enter/submit to CBP.
LIVE WILDLIFE PROCEDURES PROCEDURES FOR CLEARING LIVE WILDLIFE DURING U.S. CUSTOMS BUSINESS HOURS M-F 8:30 a.m. - 8:00 p.m. Sat 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Sun 8:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. Be sure to fax the 48 hour notice Call Wildlife Inspector on Duty: a. the prior business day for shipments to be inspected before 9:00 a.m. b. before 8:30 a.m. the day of the shipment for inspections after 9:00 a.m. Make an appointment to meet the wildlife inspector at the airline cargo facility. (The appointment time will be after the freight is available for inspection.) Meet the wildlife inspector at the cargo warehouse with original documents (3-177, permits, invoices, AWB, etc.) and user fee. eDec (electronic filing) users need to print the eDec prior to meeting the wildlife inspector at the warehouse. [to file the 3-177 electronically, go to https://edecs.fws.gov]. The wildlife inspector will stamp your copy of eDec at the time of inspection so you can clear U.S. Customs. After the wildlife inspector returns to the office, the eDec will be cleared electronically and you can print a copy of the eDec for your files. https://edecs.fws.gov After receiving FWS clearance, proceed to U.S. Customs for clearance.
PROCEDURES FOR CLEARING LIVE WILDLIFE AFTER U.S. CUSTOMS BUSINESS HOURS Be sure to fax the 48 hour notice. Call Wildlife Inspector on Duty to make an appointment at the cargo warehouse. (No inspections will be conducted between midnight and 6:00 a.m.) Meet the wildlife inspector at the cargo warehouse at the appointed time with all original documents. Customs clearance must be obtained at O’Hare International Airport, Terminal 5. Prior arrangement should be made with U.S. Customs to ensure prompt clearance, T-5 phone number 773-894-2900.
eDECS System Requirements To use eDecs, you must have a computer with Internet connectivity and an Internet e-mail account (e.g., firstname.lastname@example.org). You must use Microsoft's Internet Explorer Web browser to submit eDecs to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. email@example.com
eDECS Internet Settings You only have to perform these steps once. The eDecs system is designed to work with Microsoft's Internet Explorer Web browser (version 5.0 or higher). You can download this browser for free from Microsoft's Web site.
eDECS eDECS – http://edecs.fws.gov http://edecs.fws.gov Create an Account Create a Declaration Submit to USFWS You must send all documents: original permits, invoices and/or packing lists, and bill of lading all with a copy the eDec to the USFWS Office.
HELPFUL WEBSITES Licenses and Permits *http://permits.fws.gov Import/Export Information, Laws, and Regulations. *http://www.le.fws.gov CITES Information including current list of Appendices *www.cites.orgForms*http://forms.fws.gov