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Workshop on Transportation of

Laboratory Animals
September 4, 2014
Sharon Lynn
Senior Wildlife Inspector
U.S. Fish &Wildlife Service
If you take only ONE thing away from this
presentation today:

CONTACT FWS INSPECTOR AT PORT YOU
INTEND TO USE TO DISCUSS YOUR SHIPMENT
http://www.fws.gov/le/inspection-offices.html
U.S. Fish &Wildlife Service
Regulations that apply 50 CFR
Part 10 Definitions
Part 13 General Permit Procedures
Part 14 Importation, Exportation and Transportation
of Wildlife
Part 15 Wild Bird Conservation Act
Part 16 Injurious Wildlife
Part 17 Endangered and Threatened Wildlife
Part 18 Marine Mammals
Part 21 Migratory Bird Permits
Part 23 Convention on International Trade in
Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES)
U.S. Fish &Wildlife Service
Import/Export License (application fee)
Required by most facilities prior to shipment arriving
or departing
Port Requirement
Must enter through FWS Designated Port
Unless given permission to enter non-designated port
(extras fees apply)
Permission can be denied based on staffing levels, etc.
If application denied, shipment MUST enter through FWS
Designated Port
Must be same port authorized by other Federal Agencies
(CDC, etc.)
Declaration for Importation or Exportation of Fish
or Wildlife (Form 3-177) (fees apply)
U.S. Fish &Wildlife Service
Document requirements
Depends on
Species of animal
CITES ?
Endangered/Threatened?
Injurious ?
Country of Origin/Export
U.S. Fish &Wildlife Service
Shipping Requirements to the U.S.
Container Requirements
IATA Live Animal Regulations (LAR)
50 CFR 14 Subpart J (starts at 14.101 thru 172)
CITES Documents condition on all CITES
Permits
For live animals, only valid if the transport
conditions comply with the CITES Guidelines for
Transport of Live Animals or, in the case of air
transport, with IATA Live Animals Regulations.
http://cites.org/eng/resources/transport/index.php

U.S. Fish &Wildlife Service
Resources
U. S. Fish & Wildlife Service
Law Enforcement
www.fws.gov/le > Businesses Tab
Permits
http://www.fws.gov/international/permits/
International Air Transport Association
Live Animals Regulations (LAR)
http://www.iata.org/publications/Pages/live-animals.aspx

U.S. Fish &Wildlife Service
Resources continued
CITES
www.cites.org
Electronic Code of Federal Regulations
http://www.ecfr.gov/ (scroll down to Title 50)


U.S. Fish &Wildlife Service
If you take only ONE thing away from this
presentation today:

CONTACT FWS INSPECTOR AT PORT YOU
INTEND TO USE TO DISCUSS YOUR SHIPMENT
http://www.fws.gov/le/inspection-offices.html