Export of Products of Wild Animals or Protected Species

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

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 export permit application. To this application you must also attach the original* permit for the species. When filling out the form make sure you note quantities and full scientific names.
  3. Assessment and issuing of the permit will take up to 30 days.
  4. Export 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 originating in plants only do not require payment of a fee.
  5. The export 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 shipping time, 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 is exported or the permit expires you must report to the permits department on the quantities that were actually exported (and also report non-use of the permit).

*Original permit โ€“ permit for possession and/or commerce and or an import permit attesting to your legal possession of the wild animals and/or protected species.