Genus Logistics operated by Matthew Mayers and headquartered in New York at JFK International Airport successfully provides customers with seamless cost effective solutions for their transportation needs. Genus specializes in importing and exporting various commodities including live animals, game trophies and luxury goods. With our extensive clearance experience and web of international agents Genus will handle all aspects of getting your game trophies to your home or taxidermist promptly.
Our Trophy Division has over 20 years of experience serving the hunting community.
Our team is highly knowledgeable in the multiple regulations that apply to the importation of game trophies whether mounted or un-mounted and works with the following government agencies that regulate the importation of trophies:
Fish and Wildlife (All wild species): Federal law enforcement division that regulates imported wildlife. They uphold US law as well as CITES (the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora) is an international agreement between governments. Its aim is to ensure that international trade in specimens of wild animals and plants does not threaten their survival.
USDA (Warthog, Bushpig, Ostrich, Francolin, all birds): Ensuring animal product imports do not cause economic loss of the livestock and poultry industries and the associated rural agricultural community from infectious, genetic, and metabolic diseases.
CDC (All primates, Porcupines, Civets, Springhare): Public health agency responsible to regulate non-human primates along with African rodents and civets. Imports of this nature must have an import permit or prove that it has been sufficiently processed to render it noninfectious.
CBP (All international imports): Ensures that the above agencies have been properly cleared and that the importation poses no threat to the UAs your Customs Broker we will guide you in what is needed for your import, as well as providing you with an overview of the process, permit requirements, shipping, clearance process, door delivery, cost estimates and present your import upon arrival for all government approvals.
As your Customs Broker we will guide you in what is needed for your import, as well as providing you with an overview of the process, permit requirements, shipping, clearance process, door delivery, cost estimates and present your import upon arrival for all government approvals.
We require the following documents to establish an account. A link to each document can be found below. Completed documents can be faxed to: 516-400-9787.
Forms needed prior to your hunt:
Hunter Profile: Required to finalize your entry and delivery info.
>Power of Attorney (POA): A Power of Attorney is required to conduct customs business on your behalf. This is a CBP regulation. Please complete and return via fax, scan, or mail. Include copy of passport to validate POA information.
Forms needed to take on the hunt:
Forwarding Instructions: Give this form to your Outfitter/Professional Hunter so they will know how to forward your trophies to the U.S. for proper clearance.
Freight Labels: Also leave these with your Outfitter/Professional Hunter so they can apply to your freight before forwarding.
Please contact us at 516-792-3703 when considering a hunt destination, when booking a hunt, or at the latest when you return from your hunt. This way we can inform you of what can be expected from the hunt area you have chosen and the procedures involved in importing your specific trophy(ies) for that region. We will also be able to ensure you are getting the best deal for your money.