US citizens transporting hunting rifles to Zimbabwe
Exemption under ITAR and application for DSP73 for US citizens transporting hunting rifles to Zimbabwe
PLEASE NOTE AND PRINT OUT FOR FUTURE REFERENCE DURING THE SEASON:
US Travel Advisory states:
U.S. citizens who are temporarily carrying firearms and ammunition into Zimbabwe for purposes of hunting, and who cannot qualify for an exemption under the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR), may need an approved temporary export licence (DSP73) from Department of State痴 Office of Defence Trade Controls.
Safaris Operators Association of Zimbabwe (SOAZ) have contacted the U.S. Embassy in Harare, who have made enquiries and they advise the following:
According to the State Department in Washington, no license is required for U.S. hunters coming to Zimbabwe who are carrying no more than 3 non automatic firearms and no more than 1000 cartridges. They have to carry the firearms in their luggage (no mailing ahead) and declare to customs that the firearms are for their personal use.
Source: Safaris Operators Association of Zimbabwe (SOAZ)/Zimbabwe Professional Hunters & Guides Association (ZPHGA)