Application for permit to export american ginseng or goldenseal
If you need assistance in completing this form, the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES) Management Authority Office can be contacted by email or by telephone at 1-855-869-8670.
Important Instructions for the Applicant
Please read carefully - Be sure to fill-in all related questions on the application form. An incomplete application may cause delays in processing.
- Attach all required documents pertaining to the animal (such as foreign CITES permits, hunting permits, birth certificate, etc.)
Send the completed signed CITES application form by email, regular mail or fax, to the CITES Management Authority or the appropriate CITES Permitting Office (refer to the form submission page).CITES Permitting Office
Canadian Wildlife Service
351, St. Joseph Blvd
Gatineau, Quebec K1A 0H3
- If the application is approved, the permit and instructions will be sent by mail to the applicant. If you would like to receive your permit by courier, please provide a pre-paid envelope or your courier account number. The permit will be sent to the address provided in Part 1, unless otherwise specified by the applicant.
- Some animals and products must also meet the requirements of the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA). Please refer to their site or contact their regional offices by phone.
Type of application
□ New Application
How should the CITES permit be sent to you?
□ Regular mail □ Courier service
For the permit to be sent by courier, indicate the courier company name and your account number:
Part 1: Contact information
1.1 Applicant information
To which address should the permit be sent?
□ Applicant's address □ Other address (please specify below)
1.2 - Broker information (if applicabale)
1.3 - Consignee information (the foreign importer)
Part 2: Description of specimens, origin & legality, and supporting documents
2.1 Description of specimens
Indicate the type of American ginseng to be exported:
□ American ginseng OR □ Goldenseal
□ Live plants
Whole roots: □ Dry □ Fresh
Sliced roots: □ Dry □ Fresh
1. Is this shipment being sent in order to be sold in the country of import?
□ Yes □ No
2. Maximum possible quantity of ginseng exported per shipment:
3. Expected number of shipments to be exported during the next 6 months:
2.2 Origin and legality
□ Ginseng □ Goldenseal
Type of business or organization:
□ grower (farmer) □ Wholesaler □ Retailer □ Other
Origin of Material Used to Grow Crop
□ Wild seed
□ Wild root
□ Cultivated seed
□ Cultivated root
□ Woods where wild ginseng/goldenseal grows already
Cultivation Intensity/Degree of Human Intervention
□ Seeds and/or roots are planted, no other work is done
□ Soil is perpared (rocks removed, beds prepared)
□ Plants are harvested by hand
□ Seeds and/or roots are planted
□ Fertilizers/pesticides/fungicides are used
□ Plants are harvested with a machine
Origin of Live Plant or Plant Part/Product
□ Grown in Canada
Member of the Ontario Ginseng Association (OGGA)
2.3 Supporting documents
Check the pertinent boxes and submit copies of all supporting documents included with this application:
□ Annex A: Propagation Questionnaire for each grower/supplier
□ Other documents (agreements, receipts etc.)
Part 3: Current location of the specimen(s)
In which country is the specimen located?
If the animal(s) is detained, please indicate where it is detained.
□ Canada Customs
□ Foreign Customs
Provide the Customs file number as well as all copies of the documents pertaining to the detention:
□ I understand that it is my responsibility to be informed of all other requirements with regard to possession, care and transport of my animal(s) and have or will obtain any additional authorizations or permits required by other jurisdictions, federal government agencies, or foreign countries.
I hereby certify that I am authorized to submit this application and that the information submitted is complete and accurate to the best of my knowledge.(sign with dark ink)
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