|09-25-2013 05:45 PM|
So in the case of importing a pet, is it basically like having them shipped in? I think I'd need an import license still, but not 100% sure. When it's closer time for me to get one, I'll call around and ask.
I've had a sugar glider shipped in from out of state before. We just picked him up in (I think) the cargo area, but there were no clearings or anything. All of the papers were taped to the top of his shipping kennel. Just had to have my dad's ID (since I was 14 at the time, so his name was on the shipping papers).
|09-25-2013 10:24 AM|
Here's another link, this one from U. S. Customs, that might help you ...
"There are no Centers for Disease Control or U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) restrictions or requirements for rabbits, guinea pigs, hamsters and ferrets, brought in as pets, as long as they appear to be in good health, they may enter the U.S."
|09-25-2013 10:24 AM|
Brokers are needed if it can be viewed as a commercial transaction where the dog may be used for breeding. Customs won't let breeders and other "professionals" clear the animal through customs and require the use of a broker. I'll never understand why as the customs fees are the same either way, so all that does is put money in the broker's pocket.
Anyway, animals brought in for private use, including pets, don't require a broker. So unless you plan to become a big ferret breeder you can clear the ferret through customs yourself and won't need a broker.
|09-25-2013 08:51 AM|
|09-25-2013 06:53 AM|
I've been trying to find information on having an animal imported (domestic ferret) and I have looked on the state veterinarian website, USDA/APHIS, and I can't find what I would need to have one imported. I was even looking for info on having dogs imported, to look at as sort of a guideline, and I can't even find that.
So what is the process of having a domestic animal imported from another country?
Why do people often hire brokers when importing dogs from Germany? Language barrier? (This won't be a problem for me, if that's the case).
What's the 'check in' process like when the animal gets to the airport?
Any and all information or tips you can give me would be greatly appreciated!