UK: CONSULTATION LAUNCHED ON THE IMPORT AND EXPORT OF HUNTING TROPHIES

On 2nd November, DEFRA launched a consultation and a call for evidence to gather views and expert evidence on trophy hunting.  The consultation closes on 25th January.  Ptions under consideration are –

  • A ban on the import and export of hunting trophies from certain species;
  • Stricter requirements to demonstrate clear benefits to conservation and local communities before hunting trophies from certain species are permitted to enter or leave the UK;
  • A ban on all hunting trophies entering or leaving the UK; and
  • Continuing to apply current controls based on internationally agreed rules.

There are a number of controls already in place on the import and export of hunting trophies.  The UK will not issue an import permit for a trophy unless the importer can show there has been no detrimental impact on the endangered species and the trophy has been obtained from a sustainable hunting operation.

https://www.gov.uk/government/news/consultation-launched-on-the-import-and-export-of-hunting-trophies

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Author: raytodd2017

Chartered Legal Executive and former senior manager with Isle of Man Customs and Excise, where I was (amongst other things) Sanctions Officer (for UN/EU sanctions), Export Licensing Officer and Manager of the Legal-Library & Collectorate Support Section

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