One thing I don’t see mentioned here is import tax or duty. I have ordered lamb skin from Italy. Once the shipment comes the shipper may charge you the import tax and duty on the shipment. I think it’s a percentage of the value of the merchandise. You don’t know until the package reaches you how much if any they will charge. In my case it was about 10 US dollars per hide for lamb skin extra. I knew when I bought it that I may have to pay this. To me it was worth it. I got top quality hides in some finishes I couldn’t get here.