International trade in protected animals and plants
How wildlife trade regulations affect you and protect both land and aquatic species.
Services and information
Overview of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES).
Buying, selling, importing or exporting wildlife or products made from them.
Permits and certificates, import or export, CITES, endangered species.
Trade impact reviews for species listed on CITES, including Atlantic sturgeon, ginseng and polar bear.
Restrictions on importing species in order to protect Canadian ecosystems.
Rules about bringing souvenirs, exotic pets or personal items across international borders.
Laws about importing forest products.
Enforcement of regulations governing trade in wildlife.
Current and past consultations on the CITES Conference of the Parties.
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