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Ivory (Imports)

Volume 894: debated on Wednesday 25 June 1975

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asked the Secretary of State for Trade whether, in view of the rapidly diminishing number of Indian elephants, he will restrict the imports of raw and polished elephant tusks and all products made out of ivory.

It is the Government's intention to implement later this year the provisions of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora. We would expect then to restrict imports of parts of endangered species that are readily recognisable. This would certainly cover elephant tusks.