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Defra clarifies endangered species rules

[ April 8, 2019   //   ]

The Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) has issued additional guidance on the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES), says BIFA.  Forwarders were concerned  about how the movement of products covered by this regime, which are  manufactured in the EU – using for example lizard, snake or crocodile skins – and currently freely imported into the UK, might be affected post-Brexit. BIFA sought greater guidance from Defra, which resulted in a well-attended regional meeting in Dove rand DEFRA has now issued further and broader guidance to be used in the event of the UK leaving the EU without a deal.