Post by katjabutterfly on Sept 20, 2021 13:01:35 GMT -8
That's the pitiful part of this. There is no regulation banning shipping with EMS...yet. Importing insects with EMS is not the violation. The violation on my record is the fact that a shipment went through without being inspected (not my fault) AND now, because I have now been warned that EMS has no provision to hold shipments for inspection, if I continue to use EMS Speedpost and it happens again, I may be subject to fines and confiscation because now I've been "warned". Catch 22...You bet! If I had not filed the eDec, and just imported it without the proper documentation, they would not have known it went through without being inspected. So I'm "in trouble" because I did everything I was supposed to do...On the other hand, importing things illeagally can cause you to be fined and your package confiscated. A lose/lose situation. They recommended FedEx or DHL.
Post by exoticimports on Sept 20, 2021 13:51:59 GMT -8
Welcome to USFWS.
The same thing will eventually happen with FedEx and DHL. You might do as I previously suggested and double box it, the outer box addresses to USFWS. See what they say about it before you do it, try to get it in writing.
Read the regulations. There are exceptions to allow inspection after delivery.
Remember USFWS is an enforcement agency masquerading as a regulatory agency. Eventually, there will be SOMETHING to get you on.
of course in Europe it is a little bit different but avoid word such as "entomological" often associate with mallacology, or such words, by customs (more protected sectors). If they don't know a word they use the easiest way for them : resend, refuse or destroy. Company like Ems, Dhl, etc collaborates closely with customs and systematically transit their parcels to customs (at least here). Nagoya doesn't help everybody to understand what to do.
Interesting. "Nagoya" should not be policed in the USA. (FWS) As USA did not sign up too, ratify, the parent convention- the Convention on Biological Diversity. CBD. Just because a UN convention exists, or a UN protocol, does not mean immediate and automatic aquiescence by every sovereign nation. Notably here, the USA exception. And others. I know Australia has not enabled the CBD with law. But the public service does act as though this is the case. Second guessing the Parliament must be a hazardous game for a public servant.
Post by wingedwishes on Feb 1, 2022 9:27:01 GMT -8
The late Miguel Serrano told me the best move he made was to arrange for an inspection at closer ports of entry. I don’t know if that is possible any more. Miguel would go to the Tampa Florida office where he had shipments routed directly to FWS. They would inspect the shipments together and he got to know the people in the office there. When the inspectors know you and are on a first name basis the red tape is less tenacious. He did receive a box of thousands of farmed Morpho menelaus once with a circular little hole on both sides of the box once. An inspector told him that they had rammed a dowel rod through it to make sure there was nothing else inside. This is what made him decide to pay for a (trying to remember the term) ‘non port of entry inspection.’
Good vendors from whom I've had good experiences: Insect Collectors Shop Bill Oehlke Green Hills Butterfly Ranch Insect-Sale Chuck Ianni Dr. Defreina Ken Thorne Insect Collector Shop Girardy's Chuck Limmer
From what i know and understand, i export to USA, any parce lmust arrive through a designated port, EmS/Postal not all ports are designated so basically anything arriving by ems or normal post enters illegally
I am new to importing (I'm in the US) and have been trying to figure out which port my package will arrive at. I can write the closest port, but some of my international EMS mails, such as clothing, has arrived at a different port before.
All of the suppliers I have been in contact with uses EMS. Any of you have experience?
How do I know which port to write down on the declaration 3-177 form?
I plan on filing 3-177 online with eDec. Do I need to file this before the package arrives?