What documentation/permits are needed to ship a CITES animal to Canada?

What documentation is needed to ship CITES animal to Canada?
  • USDA health certificate from a licensed veterinarian. The original must be sent with the animal (keep a copy for your records)   Click APHIS7001-USDAHealth.pdf  to download USDA health form.  
  • 3 copies of a commercial invoice in the box with the animal.
  • Printed pictures of the animal included in the box, as well as digital photographs emailed to support@reptilesexpress.com.
  • Photographs of any distinguishing markings if the reptile is not micro-chipped.
 MASTER CITES PERMIT (recommended):  
  • This permit is for the breeders who ship a large quantity of one or two types of species.  
  • The fee is $200 and is good for 3 years.
  •  Click form 3-200-85.pdf to download Master Cites application.  It takes 30 days for approval.
  • Once your Masters Cites application has been approved, you must obtain a single use permit for each export.  The fee is $5. Click form 3-200-74 to download permit. These permits are valid for 6 months.
  • The original single use permit must be included in the box with the animal.  Please keep a copy for your records.  
CITES  SINGLE USE PERMIT:
  • This permit is for  those who are only shipping one or two animals a year to Canada.
  • The cost is $100. Click form  3-200-24.pdf to download Cites Permit. 
  • The original single use permit must be included in the box with the animal.  Please keep a copy for your records.
Any questions or concerns with filling out the applications can be answered by U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.  Please visit their website FWS.gov/LE or call 1-844-307-8477 for further information.
 

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