What should I do if my mink eyelashes seized by customs?

What Should I Do If My Mink Eyelashes Seized By Customs?

If you are in the United States and you have ordered Mink strip lashes from other countries, you want to start your eyelash business.
You paid your eyelash supplier, and your eyelash supplier sent your eyelashes out.

The mink eyelash business is very hot
The mink eyelash business is very hot

You saw the photo they gave you, very good! You like your eyelashes very much, and you want them to arrive soon so that you can sell them to make a profit.
However, when your goods arrive at US Customs. You are notified that your mink eyelashes seized have been detained by customs. You need to have Mink Eyelash Import License. This requires you to pay an additional fee.

Sometimes, your mink lashes will be detained when they pass US customs
Sometimes, your mink lashes will be detained when they pass US customs

So, what is an import and export license? Do I need to apply for this certificate? Is there any way I can avoid applying for this certificate?
Follow Giovanni Lashes and we will tell you the answer.

The U.S. Customs and the U.S. Wildlife Inspection and Quarantine Service have imposed restrictions on the import of mink hair and eyelashes.
The U.S. Customs and the U.S. Wildlife Inspection and Quarantine Service have imposed restrictions on the import of mink hair and eyelashes.

What is an import and export license?

According to certain regulations of the U.S. Customs and the U.S. Wildlife Inspection and Quarantine Service, importers of mink eyelashes are required to issue Import/Export Licenses when importing mink eyelashes for commercial use.

If your goods are spot-checked, the customs will ask you to show Import/Export Licenses.

Do I need to apply for this certificate?

If you purchase a large number of eyelashes, or you have confirmed with the customs staff that the eyelashes you purchased are for commercial use. Well, yes, you must purchase an import and export license. Currently, we can apply for import and export license online.

However, according to the relevant regulations of eLicense, if you buy mink eyelashes not for commercial use but for personal use. Then, you can avoid buying this certificate.


Personal use means use that is for an individual’s own consumption or enjoyment and not commercial use.

  • Hobbyists are considered commercial
  • Personal Pets
  • Tourist souvenirs
  • Gifts, unless the gift is used to solicit sales of wildlife items
  • Personally sport-hunted trophies imported or exported by the hunter
  • Fish taken for recreational purposes

Is there any way I can avoid applying for this certificate?

If you receive a customs seizure notice, please tell them that the mink whip you bought is not for commercial use but for personal use. Then, you do not need to purchase an import and export license for mink eyelashes. This will reduce your expenses.


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