Danish Customs serves as the executive control of the import of hunting trophies. Customs are performing mandatory monitoring of all hunting trophies from third Countries.
There are also special customs rules for imports of hunting trophies. Please contact your local country customs office for further details information on clearence of your hunting trophies. Your local customs office will also be able to give you links with the application forms.
Hunters who have been hunting in countries outside the EU can bring or receive trophies of the animals they have hunted. There are special provisions for endangered animals, etc.
To determine the customs value for hunting trophies, the normal transaction value is not used because hunting trophies are not considered like commercial cargo.
For the purposes of customs valuation in cases where it introduced a trophy is from an animal that is hunted by the person who introduces the trophy, or when the trophy has received free, there are prepared the following guidelines:
Hunting Trophies of the species under CITES or EU rules are not allowed to metabolize, has for the same reason, no legal commercial value. This applies to all species listed in CITES Appendix I (notwithstanding any quota system) and / or Annex A to Regulation (EC) No 338/97. For these species the customs value is 1 penny.
For imports of other hunting trophies in raw or unfinished state to Denmark from countries outside the EU, the value is based on Toldvejledningens Annex 3
For trophies, which are ready-on importation shall be subject to the customs value also include the value of this work.
If the trophy were sent separately, the transportation and insurance costs are included.
There are normally 25% import tax on imports of untreated game trophies.
Finished trophies imported as collectibles and are subject to use tax scheme. And calculated end only 5% import tax.
Untreated trophies are under the control of the Food Authority in Denmark.
Prior to the import of hunting trophies from third countries, the importer shall be registered in the local food region.
Application for registration must be made to the Regional Food for the recipient address. Find your local food region here (link til oversight) GTL applies with your power of attorney for registration as an importer of hunting trophies. We ask that you simply send an email with the text registration as Importer of hunting trophies on the page contact and we’ll do the rest.
Further, we need to inform about Hunting trophies must be accompanied by and meet the requirements of a health certificate in accordance with the by-product regulation Annex X, Chapter 6 (A), the certificate must be issued in the country of origin by an official veterinarian. The exporter further needs to be approved in TRACES, Non registrered Exporters will not be able to Export into the EU. Please pay carefully attention to this when booking your hunt and selecting your taxidermy.
Hunting trophies must comply with the conditions specified in the certificate, health certificates station, including:
- hunting trophies consisting solely of hides and skins have been
- dried, or salted for at least 14 days prior to departure or by sending the ship to transport has been lasting as they have been salted for at least 14 days before they reach the EU border inspection.
Hunting trophies consisting solely of bones, horns, hooves, claws, antlers or teeth:
- have been immersed in boiling water for so long that hunting trophy is freed from any spoiled leftovers,
- or is disinfected with a product approved by the authorities, including hydrogen peroxide in the case of parts consisting of bone. The game trophies must immediately following treatment packed individually in transparent sealed package so avoid any subsequent contamination, is allowed to import treated trophies from all third countries. The importer must also ensure that the country of origin is not subject to restrictions because of the animal health situation of origin / dispatch. It should be noted that the import requirements can continuously be changed and it is the importer’s responsibility to ensure that the product always meets the on importation applicable requirements. The above relates solely to the veterinary import regulations.
CITES / The Washington Convention is an international convention to protect endangered species.
It lays down strict rules for particular Trade in Endangered Species of wild fauna and flora and their products. Before Any Imported or exported endangered specimens of living and non-living animals and non-living plants, you must have obtained a permit / license Therefor from the Forest and Nature Agency.
Imports must be reported to either the Danish Forest and Nature Agency and the Danish Plant Directorate not later than 24 hours before the live animals / plants arrive at the Border Inspection Post.
There are restrictions on the border customs offices can be used for the importation of live animals and plants, see the EU Customs Annex 10. In the case of live animals / plants must also be made veterinary / phytosanitary controls (see sections A.5.1 and A.5.2). It noted that the provisions also includes items that include ingredients from endangered animals and plants, for example. jewelry ivory leather with snakeskin and so on. Examples of endangered species can be: MAMMAL: Aber: live, skulls, skins. Bears: trophies, skins, oriental medicine. Mongoose: stuffed. Elephants: ivory jewelry, carved objects, fur products. Hippo: teeth, carved objects. Whales: carved and the whole teeth, meat, blubber. Walrus: teeth and all the skulls. Cats: skins, trophies, fur jackets, oriental medicine. Rhino horn, oriental medicine. BIRDS: Hill myna: live. Pheasants (some species) feathers. Parrots: live. Birds of paradise: feathers. Birds of prey and owls: live and stuffed. REPTILE: Sea turtles: the entire shield carved objects of shield: combs, jewelry, eyeglass frames. Chameleons: Live. Kobra Langer: stuffed leather products in bottles of alcohol. Crocodiles: leather products: bags, belts, wallets, watchbands, shoes, boots, stuffed (less individuals). Constrictor Langer (pytoner and boas), leather products (same types as crocodile). Tortoises: live shield. Sump Turtles: (some) live shield. Monitors: leather products (same types as crocodile), stuffed. – Do you want us to apply for import licenses contact us here
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