International trade in protected animals and plants
How wildlife trade regulations affect you and protect both land and aquatic species.
Services and information
The international convention (known as CITES) that protects terrestrial and aquatic animals and plants.
What you need to know if you sell, import or export wildlife (or products containing wildlife parts or derivatives).
Permits to transport CITES-listed species—live specimens, products and/or parts—across international borders.
Trade impact reviews for species listed on CITES, including Atlantic sturgeon, ginseng and polar bear.
Rules about bringing souvenirs, exotic pets or personal items across international borders.
Laws about importing forest products.
Enforcement of regulations governing trade in wildlife.
What we are doing
Laws and regulations
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