50 CFR § 23.37 - What are the requirements for a re-export certificate?

§ 23.37 What are the requirements for a re-export certificate?

(a) Purposes. Articles III, IV, and V of the Treaty set out the conditions under which a Management Authority may issue a re-export certificate for an Appendix-I, -II, or -III specimen.

(b) U.S. application forms. Complete the appropriate form for the proposed activity and submit it to the U.S. Management Authority. Form 3–200–73 may also be submitted to Law Enforcement at certain ports or regional offices:

Type of application for a re-export certificate Form no.
(1) CITES:
Biological Specimens
Single-use Permits under a Master File or an Annual Program File
Trophies by Taxidermists

(2) Endangered Species Act and CITES:
ESA Plants
ESA Wildlife

(3) Marine Mammal Protection Act and CITES:
Biological Samples
Live Captive-held Marine Mammals


(c) Criteria. The criteria in this paragraph (c) apply to the issuance and acceptance of U.S. and foreign re-export certificates. When applying for a U.S. certificate, you must provide sufficient information for us to find that your proposed activity meets all of the following criteria:

Criteria for a re-export certificate Appendix of the specimen Section
(1) The wildlife or plant was legally acquired. Yes Yes Yes 23.60
(2) The scientific name of the species is the standard nomenclature in the CITES Appendices or the references adopted by the CoP. Yes Yes Yes 23.23
(3) For a live specimen, an import permit has already been issued or the Management Authority of the importing country has confirmed that it will be issued. This criterion does not apply to a specimen with the source code “D.” Yes n/a n/a 23.35
(4) Live wildlife or plants will be prepared and shipped so as to minimize risk of injury, damage to health, or cruel treatment of the specimen. Yes Yes Yes 23.23
(5) For re-export of a confiscated specimen, the proposed re-export would not be detrimental to the survival of the species. Yes Yes n/a 23.61
(6) For wildlife with the source code “W” or “F,” the re-export is for noncommercial purposes. Yes n/a n/a