by HOC on 24 February 2021 - 15:02
I ALSO SENT A DOG TO THE CZECH REPUBLIC TO BE BRED AND SHIPPED HER BACK, TO SEND HER I NEEDED A BROKER, TO BRING HER HOME I DIDNT NEED ONE. NOW IM BEING TOLD I CANNOT IMPORT WITHOUT ONE? CAN ANYONE TELL ME WHAT CHANGED, AND WHEN IT CHANGED, AND POSSIBLY WHERE I CAN FIND MORE INFO ON SAID CHANGES?? I PICKED UP PREVIOUSLY AT DELTA CARGO AT DETROIT METRO- DELTA CARGO IS NOT AN OPTION SO NOW I HAVE TO GO TO CHICAGO-APPARENTLY. THANK YOU IN ADVANCE FOR ANY INFO.
by PracovniBohemia on 24 February 2021 - 20:02
by Griffin1030 on 25 February 2021 - 00:02
A customs broker will take care of everything for you, including a required bond($$$) They also assume responsibility for the entry as long as you provide them with truthful and accurate information.
If all is not in order:
They will refuse entry of the dog or dogs..send them to a contracted kennel and either deport the dogs or adopt them out to anyone but you.
You will be billed with costs of transportation, kenneling, vet care, additional costs, etc...
If you lie to Customs or any federal agent...that opens up another can of worms.
Sometimes things may slip through or someone claims it is a pet entry.
If you are engaged in any dog business or "hobby" that you charge people for, it is a commercial entry...there is also a monetary limit. Over a certain amount triggers the need for a broker..
Many people get away with this either blissfully ignorant or knowingly. If you get the wrong Customs Agent... you'll find yourself in a nightmare as will the poor dogs.
For the sake of $200-$500.... Get a broker..
by Border11 on 26 February 2021 - 19:02
WE IMPORT 15-20 DOGS A YEAR, WHAT I WAS
ALWAYS TOLD IN THE LAST YEAR IS THAT ITS UP TO THE AIRLINE
ABOUT USE AND NEED OF A BROKER IN MOST INSTANCES. WHAT
I HAVE FOUND THIS LAST YEAR ITS CORRECT. WHEN I SHIPPED WITH
LUFTHUNSA WE PAID MORE BUT NEVER PAID A BROKERS FEE
AND WE WHERE ABLE TO CLEAR THE DOG OURSELVES. HOWEVER,
WHEN WE USED QATAR AIRLINES OR KLM AIRLINES THEIR WAS
ALWAYS A NEED FOR THE BROKER. MOST BROKERS CAN ALSO
CLEAR FOR ANY AIRPORT SO I HAVE ONE I USE IN ATLANTA
THATS FAIR AND PROFESSIONAL AND SHE CLEARS ALL OUR DOGS
THAT COME INTO THE USA. BUT GRIFFIN IS CORRECT MOST OF
THE TIME TODAY THE COVID ISSUES AND EVERTHING ELSE MEANS
MORE FEES,TAXES AND MORE STEPS TO CLEAR A DOG, AND THE
BROKERS TAKE THAT RESPONSIBILTY AND GET PAID FOR THAT.
HOPE THIS HELPS.
by HOC on 09 March 2021 - 07:03
by duke1965 on 09 March 2021 - 11:03
by Dog1 on 12 March 2021 - 07:03
Ellen was wonderful to work with and when the dog was held up in Atlanta, she was able to get problems worked out.
by Kelly M Shaw on 17 March 2021 - 17:03
I'm in Michigan and the import we picked up in Chicago wasn't on the Lufthunsa airliner and we needed a broker. Be careful if you need a broker b/c once we paid our broker he left us, so we had to get another broker. I was told that they had just switched it over that everyone needs a broker I think they said in November or January when they said it was switched to needing a broker. It was a big mess for us, so this will most likely be our last import.
by Rik on 20 March 2021 - 22:03
I would recommend using Ellen Chance. No way to make it any smoother and money well spent.