50 CFR 222.205 - Import and export requirements.

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§ 222.205 Import and export requirements.

(a) Any fish and wildlife subject to the jurisdiction of the National Marine Fisheries Service and is intended for importation into or exportation from the United States, shall not be imported or exported except at a port(s) designated by the Secretary of the Interior. Shellfish and fishery products that are neither endangered nor threatened species and that are imported for purposes of human or animal consumption or taken in waters under the jurisdiction of the United States or on the high seas for recreational purposes are excluded from this requirement. The Secretary of the Interior may permit the importation or exportation at nondesignated ports in the interest of the health or safety of the species for other reasons if the Secretary deems it appropriate and consistent with the purpose of facilitating enforcement of the Act and reducing the costs thereof. Importers and exporters are advised to see 50 CFR part 14 for importation and exportation requirements and information.

(b) No pre-Act endangered species part shall be imported into the United States. A Certificate of Exemption issued in accordance with the provisions of this subpart confers no right or privilege to import into the United States any such part.


(1) Any person exporting from the United States any pre-Act endangered species part must possess a valid Certificate of Exemption issued in accordance with the provisions of this subpart. In addition, the exporter must provide to the Assistant Administrator, in writing, not less than 10 days prior to shipment, the following information: The name and address of the foreign consignee, the intended port of exportation, and a complete description of the parts to be exported. No shipment may be made until these requirements are met by the exporter.

(2) The exporter must send a copy of the Certificate of Exemption, and any endorsements thereto, to the District Director of Customs at the port of exportation, which must precede or accompany the shipment in order to permit the appropriate inspection prior to lading. Upon receipt, the District Director may order such inspection, as deemed necessary; the District will clear the merchandise for export, prior to the lading of the merchandise. If they are satisfied that the shipment is proper and complies with the information contained in the certificate and any endorsement thereto. The certificate, and any endorsements, will be forwarded to the Chief of the Office of Enforcement for NMFS.

(3) No pre-Act endangered species part in compliance with the requirements of this subpart may be exported except at a port or ports designated by the Secretary of the Interior, pursuant to § 222.103.

(4) Notwithstanding any provision of this subpart, it shall not be required that the Assistant Administrator authorizes the transportation in interstate or foreign commerce of pre-Act endangered species parts.

Effective Date Note:
At 64 FR 14054, Mar. 23, 1999, part 222 was revised. § 222.205(c)(1) and (2) contain information collection and recordkeeping requirements and will not become effective until approval has been given by the Office of Management and Budget.

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United States Code
U.S. Code: Title 16 - CONSERVATION

§ 742a - Declaration of policy

§ 742b - United States Fish and Wildlife Service

§ 742b-1 - Assistant Director for Wildlife and Sport Fish Restoration Programs

§ 742c - Loans for financing or refinancing of cost of purchasing, constructing, equipping, maintaining, repairing, or operating commercial fishing vessels or gear

§ 742c-1

§ 742d - Investigations; preparation and dissemination of information; reports

16 U.S. Code § 742d–1 - Studies of effects in use of chemicals

§ 742e - Transfer of functions to Secretary

§ 742f - Powers of Secretaries of the Interior and Commerce

§ 742f-1 - National Volunteer Coordination Program

§ 742g - Cooperation with State Department

§ 742h - Reports on fishery products

§ 742i - Effect on rights of States and international commissions

§ 742j - Authorization of appropriations

16 U.S. Code § 742j–1 - Airborne hunting

16 U.S. Code § 742j–2 - Uniform allowance

§ 742k - Management and disposition of vessels and other property acquired and arising out of fishery loans or related type of activities

§ 742l - Enforcement authority for the protection of fish and wildlife resources

§ 742l-1 - Authority to use available law enforcement funds

§ 742m - Relinquishment of exclusive legislative jurisdiction

§ 743 - Repealed. Pub. L. 93–280, § 1(2), May 10, 1974, 88 Stat. 123

§ 743a - Detail of personnel and loan of equipment to Director of Bureau of Sport Fisheries and Wildlife

§ 744 - Investigations; fish propagation; investigations of damages by predacious fishes; executive assistance

§ 745 - Powers of Secretary

§ 746 - Vessels of Fish and Wildlife Service

§ 746a - Operation and maintenance fees for the M/V Tiglax and other vessels

§ 747 - Omitted

§ 748 - Expenditure of appropriations for propagation of food fishes

§ 749 - Omitted

§ 750 - Station on Mississippi River for rescue of fishes and propagation of mussels

§ 751 - Personnel

§ 752 - Omitted

§ 753 - Cooperative work

§ 753a - Cooperative research and training programs for fish and wildlife resources

§ 753b - Authorization of appropriations

§ 754 - Commutation of rations for officers and crews of vessels of Service

§ 754a - Appropriations for United States Fish and Wildlife Service; purchases from

§ 754b - Funds from private entities credited to Resource Management account

§ 754c - Work under reimbursable agreements; recording obligations and crediting amounts received

§ 754d - Fee schedule for forensic laboratory services

§ 754e - Funds for contaminant sample analyses

§ 1361 - Congressional findings and declaration of policy

§ 1362 - Definitions

§ 1531 - Congressional findings and declaration of purposes and policy

§ 1532 - Definitions

§ 1533 - Determination of endangered species and threatened species

§ 1534 - Land acquisition

§ 1535 - Cooperation with States

§ 1536 - Interagency cooperation

§ 1537 - International cooperation

§ 1537a - Convention implementation

§ 1538 - Prohibited acts

§ 1539 - Exceptions

§ 1540 - Penalties and enforcement

§ 1541 - Endangered plants

§ 1542 - Authorization of appropriations

§ 1543 - Construction with Marine Mammal Protection Act of 1972

§ 1544 - Annual cost analysis by Fish and Wildlife Service

Title 50 published on 06-Mar-2018 04:15

The following are ALL rules, proposed rules, and notices (chronologically) published in the Federal Register relating to 50 CFR Part 222 after this date.

  • 2017-10-19; vol. 82 # 201 - Thursday, October 19, 2017
    1. 82 FR 48674 - 2018 Annual Determination To Implement the Sea Turtle Observer Requirement
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      DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
      Proposed rule.
      Comments must be received by November 20, 2017.
      50 CFR Part 222