IVORY TRADE: COMMISSION UPDATES RULES TO END MOST FORMS OF IVORY TRADE IN THE EU

A news release on 16 December advised that changes have been made to the relevant EU Regulation and Guidance also suspends intra-EU trade in worked ivory items, unless strict conditions are fulfilled.  Under the new rules, intra-EU trade in worked ivory items is only permitted if the items in question pre-date 1947, and commercial transactions are only permitted with a certificate from Member States’ authorities.  Such certificates can still also be issued for intra-EU trade in musical instruments containing ivory from before 1975.  Additional restrictions apply to ivory imports into and re-exports from the EU.

https://ec.europa.eu/commission/presscorner/detail/en/ip_21_6887

https://ec.europa.eu/commission/presscorner/detail/en/qanda_21_6888

https://ec.europa.eu/environment/publications/ending-most-ivory-trade-eu-guidance-and-amendments_en

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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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