Please note that we do not deal with the import or export of handguns.
Griffin & Howe can assist you in the import or export of sporting firearms that you own or are purchasing. We apply for all necessary permits through the federal government under our import and export licenses.
To commence either process you will need to provide us:
We will apply for the import permit on your behalf under our federal import license and after approval is obtained we will provide the foreign shipper with the necessary documents so they may ship your firearms to the US.
Import Fees – Full payment is required before any firearms are shipped to a Firearms Dealer
License fees are non-refundable even in the event of a denied application
|License & Processing – Up to 4 Firearms*||$300.00|
|Customs Clearance – Approximate||$450.00|
|United States Customs Duty|
|Rifles – of the declared value||3.1%|
|Shotguns – of the declared value||2.6%|
|Rifle Scopes – of the declared value||13%|
|Engraving – Per Barrel*||$100.00|
|Domestic Shipping to Local Firearms Dealer||Variable Cost|
|You as the purchaser are responsible for filing and paying any applicable excise tax to the Federal Government*|
Due to import and export regulations of some countries we may be unable to assist you with your shipment.
*For additional quantities, please request a quote.
*Federal Law states that all Importers must engrave their name, city & state on the barrel of each firearm imported into the United States.
These fees do not include any costs associated with the export of the firearm out of the origin country.
Optional Shipping Insurance – $4.71/$1,000 of the declared value of each firearm with a $1,000 deductible that the owner is responsible for. The insurance covers damages that could occur during shipment to include such things as theft, loss, or damage during Customs inspection.
*Excise tax information: All foreign made firearms are subject to Federal Excise Tax (FET) upon importation. Since Griffin & Howe acts solely as the importer of record, we are not responsible for paying FET on your imported firearm. You must file and pay the tax with the U.S. Department of the Treasury.
An import permit must first be obtained from the country we will be exporting to. If the country does not require an import permit, we will need a letter from that country’s government stating that an import permit is not required. Once we have been provided the import permit, we will apply for the necessary export permits on your behalf. You will need to be aware of the laws to import firearms into the destination country.
|License & Processing – up to 4 firearms*||$500.00|
|Freight Forwarding – approximate||$600.00|
*For additional quantities of firearms, please request a quote.
Full payment of export fees are required prior to any firearm being exported.
License fees are non-refundable, even in the event of a denied application.
These fees do not include any costs associated with importing the firearm into the destination country.
Optional Shipping Insurance – $4.71/$1,000 of the declared value of each firearm with a $1,000 deductible that the owner is responsible for. The insurance covers damages that could occur during shipment to include theft, loss, or damage during Customs inspection.
For additional information, please contact our Import/Export Manager