Questions & Answers

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Do plains game trophies need special permits?

Plains Game species require export permits from the respective provincial offices. There are no special permits required and generally, with the exception of country laws that these trophies would require import permits. CITES species however may require import permits to be issued by laws of the destination country. CITES I species require import permits regardless, whilst every country may have additional laws pertaining to other CITES listed animals. Once your shipment is on hand with us we will advise accordingly of procedure, should import permits be required


What is customs and clearing?

All exports and imports must be legally declared to Customs departments in order to obtain exit or entry into the country. These services are generally referred to as clearing services. Once a consignment arrives at a destination country this protocol is duplicated on reverse, therefore ensuring that the shipped products are legally declared into the country of destination.


How are charges for customs and clearing determined?

Countries would impose variable percentages to imported goods, determined by the commodity and harmonized code of the product transported. The value due to customs would be determined based on the declared value of the goods as well as purpose for import. Administration fees would be standard charges for services rendered by brokerage firms. It is therefore suggested that quotes be obtained from various companies prior to making a decision. In our past experience we have worked with multiple companies, where costs may differ. However, what carries more importance is that the company chosen be one that is is aware of the formalities involved in clearance of specific commodities


Can I clear my own trophies?

Every individual has the right to clear his / her own consignment and the use of brokerage service or clearing companies are not mandatory. Although certain commodities would require an importer to be present at time of inspection through various governmental agencies, personal clearance remain a procedure various times opted by importers to save some costs. It is imperative to note however that these procedures are dependent on random inspections and could take several days to complete.


What are the benefits of ocean vs air freight?

Although ocean freight has been a viable option for larger shipments, times has change somewhat as most shipping lines has placed embargo’s and restriction on the carriage of hunting trophies. With very good relations we hold with airlines, we still remain in a position where we are able to give very competitive rates to clients on airfreight options worldwide


Will my trophies be delivered to me?

Trophy consignment are generally sent to the closest airport based on the client’s legally listed address. No foreign payments are included, but we are able to assist in providing same


How long will It take to ship my trophies?

Transit of consignments to final airport, once we have received payment on the freight charges, generally takes 12-15 working days. This is however dependant on flight availability to destination. This lead time further includes finalization of customs formalities and conservation compliance for export

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