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Government rethink over illogical CITES rules

22 December 2008

Could it be that common sense has broken out in the interpretation of the complex laws regarding the sale of antique rhinoceros horns?

New CITES charges delayed until April 2009

21 July 2008

THE controversial Treasury-led proposals to radically increase CITES licence charges will not come into effect until next year at the earliest. In some cases CITES permits, required for the export outside the European Union of antiques incorporating ivory and other elements of endangered species, are to rise from £7 for each permit (among the lowest in Europe) to as much as £59 (the highest).