United States Customers: Only purchase items with an "(EX)" in their title - and they can be shipped from Australia legally to you, anywhere in the United States. You don't require a CITES import permit for non-commercial use. Our CITES export permit is comprehensive and covers both the export and import of the feather specimens into the United States.
Customers in Europe & Other Countries: Like for USA customers, you can only order/purchase items with an "(EX)" in their title. A CITES import permit may also be required in your country.
How it works A) Once an order is placed: You'll receive a copy of the CITES export permit, the invoice and other relevant paperwork - usually within 2 days after the dispatch of your order. B) If you're in the United Kingdom, Canada, a European country or any other country (except the United States) - you may need to contact the CITES Management Authority in your Country to obtain a CITES import permit, while your order is in transit. You will require a copy of the export permit, so please don't hesitate to contact us if you don't receive a copy of the CITES export documentation within 2 days after the dispatch of your order.
*Your local CITES Authority may charge you for the import permit, but it's usually not much.
If you're in the United States, you don't need a CITES import permit (if you're not commercially reselling in the USA) - but you only need to complete a 3-177 declaration form prior to your feathers arriving into the USA port system, as to ensure the US Fish & Wildlife Service are aware of your import.
Mark's Products & Services (AKA: MP&S) T/AS: FeatherExchange.com is the world's No.1 Merchant of feathers from CITES listed Parrot, Cockatoo and Raptor species. All our feathers are naturally moulted from well looked-after birds in captivity. Being a specialist in feathers from CITES listed (and highly protected) bird species, such as Black Cockatoos for example - MP&S holds several Australian Government issued licenses to source and trade legally within Australia and internationally. It is illegal to commercially trade with these feathers within Australia or export them overseas without holding the appropriate Australian Government licensing. The laws are in place to protect these birds. MP&S offers a free support program for unlicensed customers that wish to resell their creations (including artwork) made from feathers that we supply. Please contact us for more information.
We acknowledge the Traditional Custodians of country throughout Australia and their connections to land, sea and community. We pay our respect to their elders past and present and extend that respect to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.