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Quick Guide to Import/Export Information for Coturnix Japonica

DOMESTIC (US) SHIPMENTS

Several US states require permits for import and/or possession of Coturnix japonica. Some requirements are the responsibility of the shipper and some are the responsibility of the customer. We have compiled this guide as a quick reference for the information our customers typically need from us when import permits are involved. This guide is provided for informational purposes only and is in no way complete. We encourage you to research any import and/or possession requirements for Coturnix japonica in your state. Helpful places to start your research are your state’s Department of Agriculture, Livestock Board, Game and Fish, or Department of Natural Resources.

 Connecticut: We will apply for an import permit with the Connecticut Department of Agriculture (DoAg) prior to each shipment of an order to CT. After the date of shipment, DoAg will send you a letter requesting information about the shipment. You will also need to provide a copy of the NPIP VS Form 9-3I which is the invoice we send with your order.  

New Mexico: You will need to report supplier information on the New Mexico Department of Game and Fish import permit application, available here. You will also need to provide a copy of the proposed NPIP VS Form 9-3I which is the invoice we send with your order. Because the proposed import date and quantity/variety are required on the NPIP VS Form 9-3I, we ask that you place your order on our website with a ship date approximately 3 weeks away, then email us at info@swgamebirds.com for the supplier information and a copy of your NPIP VS Form 9-3I. 

Hawaii: Hawaii requires two permits, a Certificate of Veterinary Inspection (CVI), and a VS Form 9-3I for each import of Coturnix japonica products into the state. Additionally, Coturnix japonica products must be shipped to Hawaii International Airport for inspection at the Airport Animal Quarantine Holding Facility and you will need to pick up your birds or eggs at this facility (located here). You should expect the application process for importing Coturnix japonica into Hawaii to take several months. Please contact us by email at info@swgamebirds.com for the supplier information and to confirm a proposed import date and quantity/variety before placing an order. You will first need to submit the Permit Application For Restricted Commodities Into Hawaii (available here) to the HDOA Plant Quarantine Branch. After this permit is issued, please forward that permit to us so that we can apply for the Poultry and Bird Import Permit with the Livestock Disease Control Branch. After approval of both permits, we will schedule your shipment with a commercial airline and confirm the final shipment date with you. We will also schedule inspection of the birds or eggs with our USDA-accredited veterinarian to obtain a Certificate of Veterinary Inspection (CVI). Eggs will arrive in our standard customer packaging, while live birds require a custom mosquito-proof wooden crate to comply with IATA guidelines. The cost of shipping for hatching eggs to Hawaii including the CVI is $150 and the cost for shipping live birds to Hawaii including the CVI and custom shipping crate is $1600 which will be invoiced to you after the first permit is obtained. 

 

INTERNATIONAL SHIPMENTS

Each country has their own set of import requirements which can be researched on the USDA APHIS website here. At a minimum, a USDA export permit and a Certificate of Veterinary Inspection (CVI) are required for each shipment. We charge an export fee of $1000 USD to research your country’s export requirements, obtain the export permit, and obtain the CVI. This cost is in addition to the cost of the eggs, shipping, and any specific health/disease testing required by your country.

 

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