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Trade in endangered species

CITES is the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora and it entered into force on 1 July 1975. Imports, exports and commercial use of certain species require a CITES licence.

About CITES

The Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora is an international agreement which entered into force on 1 July 1975.

CITES news

CITES information about import and export bans, bans etc. no longer in force, as well as folders and other publications.

Animals and plants covered by CITES

The list of animals and plants covered by CITES as well as an option to search for specific species. Information about specific annexes and lists.

Travel and souvenirs

Every year, millions of animals and plants are bought and sold either living or as various products such as souvenirs for tourists.

Purchase and sale

Trade in tortoises, parrots, and ivory figures are just some of the things that may require a licence.

Import and export

Read about the regulations applying for imports and exports of CITES species.

Greenland and the Faeroe Islands

Greenland and the Faeroe Islands are part of the Danish Realm, but they are not members of the EU.

FAQs

Answers to some of the most common questions and queries.

Application

Read about how to apply and download application forms as well as instructions for how to complete them.