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06 Jun 2022
Ivory Act comes into force

The near-total ban on the import, export and dealing of items containing elephant ivory comes into force today, 6 June 2022, which puts the UK at the forefront of global conservation efforts.

06 Jun 2022
Fact sheet: Ivory Act 2018

The purpose of the Ivory Act is to prohibit commercial activities concerning ivory in the UK and the import and re-export of ivory for commercial purposes to and from the UK. This includes intra-EU trade to and from the UK.

28 Feb 2022
UK Government outlines ivory ban rules

Guidance has been published by the UK Government to help agents prepare for the Ivory Act 2018, which comes into place in Spring 2022.

09 Feb 2022
Ivory Prohibitions Regulations come into force on 24 February

The Ivory Prohibitions (Exemptions) (Process and Procedure) Regulation 2021 have been laid before Parliament and will allow persons to register items containing ivory for exemption from the eventual prohibition of ivory sales, subject to specific criteria.

12 Oct 2021
Ivory ban: UK Government responds to consultation

The UK Government will be using information provided by findings of the Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs (Defra) consultation to bring forward secondary legislation to implement the Ivory Act 2018.

10 Jun 2020
Court of Appeal rules Ivory Act 2018 is lawful

The Court of Appeal has upheld the decision of the High Court that the Ivory Act 2018 which prohibits ivory dealing with very limited exceptions is lawful and does not contain unlawful trading restrictions.

07 Nov 2019
High court ruling upholds Ivory Act

Antique dealers have failed to overturn a total ban on ivory trading being introduced by the Government after the high court ruled the legislation did not breach European law.

15 Oct 2019
Queens speech outlines banning imports from trophy hunting

On 14 October 2019, new legislation was announced in the Queen’s speech to protect the welfare of animals [Animal Welfare (Sentencing) Bill], which includes banning imports from trophy hunting.

09 Oct 2019
The Ivory Act — what it means for you

Propertymark has five unique fact sheets covering everything you need to know about the Ivory Act, including exemptions, and enforcement. The Act received Royal Assent on 20 December 2018. DEFRA expects the legislation to come into force in late 2019.

20 Feb 2019
Chinese ivory smuggler jailed in Tanzania

A prominent Chinese buisnesswoman, dubbed the 'Ivory Queen', has been sentenced to 15 years in jail this week, after being found guilty of smuggling hundreds of elephant tusks.

21 Dec 2017
Banning UK Sales of Ivory

In our response, to the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs consultation on Banning UK Sales of Ivory, we outlined that the Government should focus on enforcing and closing any loopholes in the current legislation instead of a total ban on ivory.

10 Oct 2017
Border Force amnesty scheme

We have partnered with Border Force on an initiative to responsibly remove ivory and other endangered species items from circulation. Participation in the scheme demonstrates your support for various initiatives to preserve endangered wildlife.