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604reefer
07-28-2017, 08:21 PM
As thread title, wondering if anyone has experience with CITES permitting? I have a specific coral in mind from a vendor so I have that nailed down. It doesn't look like there is a cost for this either?

Found a bit of info here: https://www.ec.gc.ca/cites/default.asp?lang=En&n=6CFC7C7B-1

and this application form here: https://www.ec.gc.ca/cites/6CFC7C7B-AC43-4921-B3B3-672C0287BD39/appl_animals_feb_eng_2014.pdf

Looks like all types of mushrooms are exempt as long as there is no LR.

Questions on the application:

For genealogy of live animal, do you need to fill out? I suppose I could email the CITES management office to ask as well.

I'm not the type to make a border run and hope for the best lol, get too nervous. Any tips/help that can be provided would be wonderful.

WarDog
07-29-2017, 05:02 AM
Check this thread.

http://www.canreef.com/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=123759&page=2

There are very few members here who have a complete understanding of CITES, a couple of which have posted in this thread.

Last I heard, the cost of a CITES permit was in the hundreds of dollars, so unless you're importing boxes and boxes of colonies, it's not worth it.

Myka
07-29-2017, 03:37 PM
The vendor is the one that applies for the CITES permitting, not the buyer. It does cost the vendor money and time. There is no way a vendor would get a CITES permit for one coral for one person.

604reefer
07-31-2017, 07:05 PM
The vendor is the one that applies for the CITES permitting, not the buyer. It does cost the vendor money and time. There is no way a vendor would get a CITES permit for one coral for one person.
Ya darn, just got a reply from Environment Canada that there is no import paperwork required for CITES Appendix II listed species, but an export permit from USA, which is $100 USD for the exporter. Thought it seemed to easy to be true, still figuring it all out only 6 months in! Thanks for the replies