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Animal Products: Imports

Question for Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

UIN HL1899, tabled on 7 September 2015

To ask Her Majesty’s Government what records they keep of the import of animal trophies into the United Kingdom; and whether they plan to publish data regarding the number of such imports and the respective countries of origin.

Answered on

16 September 2015

The UK holds records of applications and permits issued to import hunting trophies of species listed under the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES) to the UK from outside the EU. We also hold information on which import permits were returned as used.

The UK annually submits trade data in CITES specimens, including hunting trophies, to the CITES Secretariat, which administers the Convention. These are publically available on the CITES Trade Database on the CITES website.