A commercial wildlife exporter must have a commercial exportation licence
and a holding premises licence. Since commercial wildlife exporters
may buy and sell wildlife locally, a commercial licence is also issued.
The process for obtaining a commercial exportation licence is as follows:
- Complete the application for a commercial exportation licence.
Ensure all supporting documents are attached.
- Complete the application for a holding premises licence. Ensure
all supporting documents are attached.
- Submit the applications on or before the published deadline. The
deadline for applications will be posted on the website.
- Pay the application fee.
Once applications are received, they are scrutinized
to ensure they are complete and that supporting documents are attached.
Incomplete applications are rejected. Once the applications have been
scrutinized and are considered complete, new applicants are invited
to attend an interview. At the interview, the applicant must demonstrate
knowledge of the following:
- Laws governing the wildlife trade in Guyana
- Procedures related to the export of wildlife
- Care and handling of the categories of wildlife applied for
- Economic feasibility of the applicant’s (proposed) wildlife
The applicant’s holding premises will be inspected
by the Veterinary Officer to determine
whether it complies with the provisions of the Species Protection Regulations
The report of the Veterinary Officer along with the
report of the Review Panel will be forwarded to the Wildlife Management
Authority for decision. If the Wildlife Management Authority recommends
approval, an individual export quota for the applicant is determined
and the licences for the new trading season are prepared. Each licence
costs GYD 50,000.