Bringing back souvenirs and US Customs?
What is the protocol for bringing back animal/plant souvenirs from Africa into the US?
Specifically tanned skins, coral/hair bracelets, carved wood, etc.
I know that our taxidermy mounts will have to be cleared through customs when they come through in a year-but the items above I would like to carry back at the conclusion of our safari.
Is there documentation that I need to get from the US before we leave, or things we need to do in RSA before we bring them back.
We had some friends who had a set of quills siezed-the last thing I want to do is throw away several hundred $$$ of tanned skins because I don't have the correct paperwork.