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Ivory Act 2018

Question for Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

UIN 59835, tabled on 20 October 2021

To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, when he expects to complete the implementation of the Ivory Act 2018.

Answered on

25 October 2021

Once commenced, the Ivory Act will introduce one of the toughest bans on elephant ivory sales in the world by banning the dealing in items made of or containing elephant ivory, regardless of their age, unless they fall within one of the narrow and carefully defined exemptions.

We plan to implement the Ivory Act this winter and for the ban to come into force in spring 2022.

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