Import of Products of Wild Animals or Protected Species

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Products:

  • Objects containing parts and derivatives of wild animals or protected animal species such as: mother-of-pearl, caviar, jewelry, leather, furs, taxidermy specimens, ivory objects.
  • Objects containing parts and derivatives of plants such as: furniture, musical instruments, essences, medicines.

Before filing your application for a permit to import plants, you must email the export permit, and/or any other relevant documents from the country of export of the plants you wish to import, to: import@npa.org.il.

After the documents are received and approved in principle by the permits department, you may continue the process of filing your application, as detailed below:

Application process:

  1. You must first obtain a permit for commerce through the permits portal to register as an authorized importer by the Israel Nature and Parks Authority.
  2. Along with obtaining the permit for commerce, you must email a typed application to import@npa.org.il. Attached is the import permit application form.鈿狅笍 When you fill out the form, make sure to provide the details of the supplier, quantities and the complete scientific names of the species.
  3. Import permits require payment of a fee. After your permit application is approved, you will receive an email with the amount of the fee and details of payment procedure. Products made only from plants do not require payment of a fee.
  4. Assessment and issuing of the permit will take up to 30 days.
  5. The import permit is valid for six months and for one shipment only.
  6. Receipt of a permit from the Israel Nature and Parks Authority does not exempt the applicant from obtaining any other permit or license required by law.
  7. Forty-eight hours before the shipment arrives, you must inform the INPA’s representative by email or text of the flight details of the shipment. Contact information appears on the permit.
  8. After the shipment arrives or the permit expires you must report to the permits department on the quantities that were actually imported (and also report non-use of the permit).