Pre-1899 Export Exemption

  PRE-1899 FIREARM EXPORT

EXEMPTION DETAILS

Details about the exemption found in 22 CFR 123.17(B).

United States law (specifically the “ITAR” – International Traffic in Arms Regulations”) allows for the export without an export license of firearms (rifles and pistols) that were manufactured before January of 1899, or replicas of such firearms.  This guide provides some details about the so-called “Pre-1899 Exemption.”  Here are the basics:

  • Does not apply to Shotguns: shotgun exports are regulated by the U.S. Department of Commerce rather than the U.S. Department of State, and there is not an equivalent exemption for shotguns.
  • Proof of manufacture before 1899 may be required.  This may include information about the specific make / model of the firearm, but doesn’t need to be actual factory records.
  • This “exemption” can only be used and claimed by a DDTC Registered Exporter (not just any business, nor a foreign individual traveling in the US).
  • As the Registered Exporter, we must still file documentation online (using the Automated Export System, or AES) to notify the government that we’re using this exemption, including the item description, tariff code, value, weight, date of export and Port of Exit.
  • Turnaround time on pre-1899 exemption shipments is typically 1-2 weeks.
  • We can usually still ship by US Postal Service, but that depends on your country’s postal mail import restrictions.  Shipping by other methods can be much more expensive.

 

OUR PRICES FOR PROCESSING A PRE-1899 EXPORT EXEMPTION:

 

 

Canada

Other Countries, shipment by USPS

Other Countries, shipment by FedEx

Exemption Filing Fee for first pre-1899 firearm:

$79 USD

$99 USD

$199 USD

Per additional pre-1899 firearm on same shipment:

 + $50

 + $60

 + $75

+ 5% of the total value

[2% on portion above $5k]

Prices do not include shipping, nor any taxes, duties or fees charged by the importing government.

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