New Import / Export Regulations 1st January 2021


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Received an email stating that the new regulations and ports of entry airport and sea for Cites birds will change as of 1st January 2021
Please ensure you are aware of this information and who you have to present your cites paperwork to.



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End of Transition Period Guidance:

Trading CITES-listed specimens through UK ports and airports from 1 January 2021

Applications for permits to move specimens between GB and EU can be submitted now. We are only able to issue and print your permits once the changes in UK legislation come into force at 23.00 on 31st December 2020.

Advance notice of office closure:

Thu 24 DecemberNormal office hoursFri 1 JanuaryOffice closed
Fri 25 DecemberOffice closedSat 2 JanuaryOffice closed
Sat 26 DecemberOffice closedSun 3 JanuaryOffice closed
Sun 27 DecemberOffice closedMon 4 JanuaryNormal office hours
Mon 28 DecemberOffice closed
Tue 29 DecemberNormal office hours
Wed 30 DecemberNormal office hours
Thu 31 DecemberNormal office hours

Current Processing Times:

We aim to process most applications within a calendar month. Please do not contact us to query the status of your application until the above period of time has passed.

Making arrangements to ship or sell your possessions:
We advise you not to make commitments to ship CITES specimens or arrange sales until permits/certificates are granted and are in your possession.

Your responsibilities:
As the applicant it is your responsibility to supply all the information required to process your application – failure to do so could result in further delays in processing or refusal. The application form is a signed legal declaration by you that the information you have given is correct.

Fees & Charges:

General enquiries by email will be responded to within 15 working days.

Exporting an Animal:
For any health procedures email [email protected] or call 03000 200 301
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