I'm not sure if this fits on this site or not, since it boils down to a question about animal import/export.

As mentioned here, a Mexican friend has requested a rather odd souvenir from Brazil: A tarantula.

What are the legal implications for export from Brazil, and import into Mexico if I were to try to fulfill her request? Is this even legal?

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    "I've had it with this m********g tarantulas on this m********g plane?" At least they don't seem to be an endangered species. Apr 6, 2014 at 22:02

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Yours spider is not listed by CITES, so it is not forbidden to bring your pet to one of the member states if you comply with the local import rules. It seems that your friend would need to apply for an import permit:

For species not listed, the requirements are not known. However, exporters wanting to ship livestock or germplasm whose requirements are not listed above, should have the interested party (importer/buyer) in the country of destination apply for an Import Permit at the appropriate ministry. This Import Permit will most likely outline the specific requirements

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