CITES is the Convention on the International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora. The processing of CITES applications is a costly exercise and since the CapeNature is no longer in a position to carry these overhead costs, this has necessitated the levying of an application fee for individual permit applications.
The fee per application will be R350,00 (including VAT). Businesses/traders are required to register with CapeNature at a once-off payment of R7000,00 per annum (VAT included). Once registered, all permit applications received during the validity period of such registration will be processed free of charge, except for re-issue and the "express service" applications.
An "Express Service" fee is payable for applications made to the CapeNature Head Office
A fee concession may be considered in respect of applications received from recognised research institutions or projects, and in respect of conservation programmes that are not conducted for commercial gain.
Payment is to be made by depositing the relevant amount into our bank account, and faxing or producing the deposit slip on application.
Account No.: 1452057117
Branch code: 145209
The fax number to send the deposit slip and application to: 086 556 7734
CapeNature hopes to continue a happy relationship with our clients and is committed to better service delivery.
(021) 483 0120 / 0121 / 0122
or email email@example.com
Where to apply:
CapeNature Head Office
Export and re-export: six months from date of issue
Import: One year from date of issue
Why must you have a permit?
South Africa is a signatory to CITES and as such must comply with the import, export and re-export procedure as stipulated by CITES.
CapeNature is the CITES Management and Scientific Authority for exports out of and imports into the Western Cape Province from or to other countries.
Further details with regard to CITES can be found at: www.cites.org