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Trade believes antiques are exempt from new Chinese ivory ban

03 January 2017

Antiques trade leaders are hopeful that China’s newly-announced plan to impose a total ban on the ivory trade in the country will exclude antique ivory.

Judge issues ruling in California ivory ban

07 December 2016

The Los Angeles Superior Court has upheld California’s uncompromising ban on the sale of most ivory objects.

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Judge hears challenge to California ivory law

01 December 2016

A Superior Court judge in Los Angeles has heard the legal arguments that challenge California’s uncompromising ban on the sale of practically all ivory objects.

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Auctioneers Bamfords introduce ban on solid ivory

08 November 2016

Derbyshire-based Bamfords Auctioneers & Valuers has announced it will no longer sell solid ivory objects.

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BADA launches ivory certificates to reassure buyers and stop modern material entering market

02 November 2016

The British Antiques Dealers’ Association is launching an ivory object certification system for its members, as one response to the government’s push for proof of age whenever pre-1947 worked ivory is sold.

Martin Sims

Wildlife crime unit chief to tell ATG seminar on CITES: let’s prevent rather than prosecute

02 November 2016

The leader of the police body tackling wildlife crime has agreed to speak at the Antique Trade Gazette’s Seminar on CITES in January 2017, as the UK antiques sector faces the most serious threat ever to the trade of antique ivory.

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Victoria Borwick defends antiques trade on ivory

31 October 2016

Kensington MP and BADA president Victoria Borwick has responded to demands for a total ban on the ivory trade. She has called on the UK government to ensure antique ivory is exempt from any crackdown.

Fuller calls for trade to lobby on ivory in advance of consultation

21 October 2016

Natural history expert Errol Fuller has called for the antiques trade to lobby quickly over any rule changes to the UK trade in ivory.

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CITES summit considers exemptions over antiques

03 October 2016

The possibility of a global ban on ivory that would allow exemptions for antiques was under discussion at last week’s CITES summit in South Africa.

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British ivory exports to Hong Kong under scrutiny

28 September 2016

Wildlife campaigners are calling for a crackdown on ivory exports from the UK after a report revealed trade doubled to Hong Kong last year.

COMMENT: Why modern ivory ends up in the antiques chain and how to stop this happening

27 September 2016

Michael Baggott, silver dealer and regular TV antiques pundit, looks to his own specialism for a solution to the antique ivory conundrum – and volunteers to help

Antiques trade will have input to ivory rule changes

27 September 2016

Environment Secretary Andrea Leadsom has vowed to consult with the antiques trade over plans to tighten rules surrounding ivory.

ATG launches seminar on CITES with SoFAA and BADA as antique ivory trade rules tighten

26 September 2016

Antiques Trade Gazette is partnering with auctioneer body SoFAA and dealer organisation the BADA to host a seminar on the essentials of CITES, as the government announces tougher rules around the trade of ivory-based objects.

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UK ivory ban threat: ‘government WILL consult antiques industry’

23 September 2016

The government is expected to announce that it will consult the antiques industry and other parties on the kind of proof that will be required to trade ivory pre-dating 1947, ATG has learned.

Ivory latest: Minister Andrea Leadsom to unveil a full ban on post-1947 ivory objects

21 September 2016

Environment minister Andrea Leadsom will tomorrow announce a full prohibition on the sale of ivory objects made after 1947, ATG has been told.

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UK dealers and auctioneers 'will have to prove ivory objects are 70 years old', sources say

21 September 2016

Auctioneers and dealers will have to provide proof that antique ivory is aged 70 years and older, according to media reports this morning.

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Vendor of ‘unworked’ ivory tusk trophy prosecuted

09 September 2016

The vendor of the ‘unworked’ elephant tusk trophy that Christie’s offered for sale against CITES rules in 2015, has himself been prosecuted.

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Ivory survey vindicates UK antiques industry

01 September 2016

The UK antiques trade have been given a near clean bill of health by the leading wildlife trade monitor Traffic.

French ivory ban only for post-1975 works

31 August 2016

French Energy and Environment Minister Ségolène Royal has strengthened laws in France on elephant ivory – but appeared to stop well short of a total ban suggested earlier in the year.

COMMENT: As the clock ticks on ivory antiques, there are three things the industry must do

26 July 2016

As world legislators clamp down on the modern ivory trade, an ATG round table reveals the antique variety has a serious image problem to tackle

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