Share and view ideas: Trade controls in elephant ivory in Canada

From: Environment and Climate Change Canada

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Open for comments from July 24 to September 22, 2021.

Share your thoughts on potential actions pertaining to trade controls in elephant ivory in Canada.

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You can find the discussion document which describes a range of options pertaining to trade controls in elephant ivory in Canada. Comments and concerns must be submitted by e-mail until September 22, 2021.

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Environment and Climate Change Canada is seeking your comments on a range of potential actions that could be implemented to increase trade controls in elephant ivory. Comments received will be considered in the development of Canadian actions to address global concerns in elephant ivory trade.

Actions could range from maintaining the current levels of control, to changes to policy and procedures for permitting trade or to amendments to the Act or Regulations (Wild Animal and Plant Protection and Regulation of International and Interprovincial Trade Act (WAPPRIITA)/Wild Animal and Plant Trade Regulations (WAPTR)) to further increase controls in elephant ivory trade.

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