Avoid the Headache of Trying to Import Zebra Hide on Your Own!

Two of the most common questions I am asked about zebra hides is if they come from Africa and how do I know if it is authentic. Here are some answers to help you make an informed decision about where your next zebra hide comes from. There are a lot of people who think that just because they buy the animal hides from an online seller, they should not be worried about the quality of their purchase. This is often because they want to find ways to reduce their costs and this means buying from cheaper suppliers.

However, there are some serious flaws in this logic. Firstly, you might end up getting a substandard product which will make you lose out on money in the long run. Secondly, if you buy from fake suppliers, you might end up angering your business partner or client. This is why it is important for business owners to invest time and effort into finding a reputable supplier for their animal hides, such as ourselves. Quality should always triumph when sourcing for healing from mother nature’s products. The balance it brings into a room... it's uncanny. No wonder it's a luxury item! 


Importing of zebra hides to the US will always be a contentious issue due to its popularity in the fashion industry and its illegality. Not just anyone can acquire a permit for ethically sourcing zebra hides for use. The importation of these zebra hides have been a topic of debate in recent years due to their popularity in the fashion industry. While they are legal in many countries, it is illegal to import them into the United States. The U.S. government considers it an issue of animal rights (because they are black and white, which is why people often associate them with zebras).

The first thing to know is that legally all Zebra hides must be imported into the US from South Africa and Tanzania. A latter article addressed this main point. This law was passed in 1980 to ensure that animals are not poached and living conditions are maintained at organic wildlife farms, often referred to as game ranches or conservancies. The Department of Fish and Wildlife Services has seen an increase in imports of zebra hides to meet demand for American-made shoes, handbags and other items. You see, there are many potential complications that need to be considered when importing zebra hides to the US. It is important to understand the trading rules and regulations, as well as the risk factors of zebra hides. Failure to do so may result in financial, legal, and regulatory consequences.


In your quest to import, you might also come across a document called a "CITES" certificate or tag - this stands for Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora. In short, it states that the animal is not an endangered species, which we already know since these animals were raised on a farm created for such purposes. CITES is an international agreement between governments. It regulates international trade in certain species of plants and animals, and aims to ensure that international trade does not threaten their survival.

The first step is determining if you have a legal permit for importing skins into the United States. This permit can be obtained by going through a broker or a custom broker who will navigate all of the necessary procedures with local authorities on your behalf. You should also take into account additional risks that zebra skins may present when complying with U.S. trade rules because specific African species of zebras are endangered under CITES.

When importing from some African countries you have to go through customs brokers and they will provide both an import clearance application and a customs entry document that must accompany all shipments arriving in the U.S., whether they are transported by cargo or mail services. Isn’t that a process?! Why not just buy from a supplier who already has checked all these boxes for you? Living room ready in no time! 


All in all, knowing that you are working with a verified supplier is one of the most important things you can do. The risks and problems associated with not doing so are just too great. Once you have established that the company has some kind of certificate, they will provide an export license to prove they are legally allowed to sell Zebra hides on the international market. Furthermore, it is worth it because they will also inform you if the product is available, and how they will ship the hides to you, and how long it will take for their delivery.

For buyers who want to avoid the risk of buying fakes, it's important to find a supplier that doesn't take the risk. A verified supplier will be transparent about their practices and will have a lot more in common with your company’s values. It is worth taking the time to find one. Have we found you, or have you found us?

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