• Prohibit Commercial Import of African
Elephant Ivory: All commercial imports of African elephant ivory,
including antiques, will be prohibited.
• Prohibit Commercial Export of Elephant
Ivory: All commercial exports will be prohibited, except for
bona fide antiques, certain non-commercial items, and in
exceptional circumstances permitted under the Endangered Species
• Significantly Restrict Domestic Resale of
Elephant Ivory: We will finalise a proposed rule that will
reaffirm and clarify that sales across state lines are prohibited,
except for bona fide antiques, and will prohibit sales within a
state unless the seller can demonstrate an item was lawfully
imported prior to 1990 for African elephants and 1975 for Asian
elephants, or under an exemption document.
• Clarify the Definition of "Antique":
To qualify as an antique, an item must be more than 100 years old
and meet other requirements under the Endangered Species Act.
The onus will now fall on the importer,
exporter, or seller to demonstrate that an item meets these
• Restore Endangered Species Act Protection
for African Elephants: We will revoke a previous Fish and
Wildlife Service special rule that had relaxed Endangered Species
Act restrictions on African elephant ivory trade.
• Support Limited Sport-hunting of African Elephants: We will
limit the number of African elephant sport-hunted trophies that an
individual can import to two per hunter per year.
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