Importing Finished Taxidermy from RSA to Canada Info Needed

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  1. gps

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    I got the call that my stuff is all done (finished taxidermy) in RSA and is ready to be shipped to Toronto. I have decided to clear the trophies on my own to save a few bucks and am looking for info from those who have done this. I have 6 tanned flatskins (kudu, blue wildebeest, blesbuck, springbuck, impala & zebra) and 5 euro skulls w/ horns (kudu, black wildebeest, springbuck, impala & warthog).

    What forms did you need from your taxidermist?
    What forms did you need to fill out for Customs here?
    Did you pay duties or taxes?
    Anything else you found out the hard way that you could share?

    The Canada Customs website is a mind-numbing labyrinth. I'll head over to their office on Front St. on Monday to inquire there but would like the benefit of some firsthand experience to back up what they tell me.

    Thanks in advance, gents.
     
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    gps, I cannot really help you with this other than provide you with some useful links. Once you have gone through the process yourself perhaps you can share your experience here for future reference.

    Canada - Permits & Importation Procedures for Sport Hunted Trophies

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    Canada Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES)
    CITES is an international agreement to regulate trade in specific species of wild animals and plants, as well as their respective parts and derivatives, www.cites.ec.gc.ca.

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    Environment Canada
    Environment Canada is the lead agency responsible for CITES implementation in Canada, www.ec.gc.ca.

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    The Wild Animal and Plant Protection and Regulation of International and Interprovincial Trade Act (WAPPRIITA)
    WAPPRIITA is the legislation used to implement CITES in Canada and by which Canada meets its obligations under CITES, Wild Animal and Plant Trade Regulations.

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    Canadian Wildlife Service (CWS)
    CWS agency handles wildlife matters that are the responsibility of the federal government. This includes the protection and management of migratory birds and nationally important wildlife habitat, endangered species, research on nationally important wildlife issues, control of international trade in endangered species, and international treaties, www.cws-scf.ec.gc.ca.
     
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