The Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (Amendment) (EU Exit) Regulations 2018

The Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) protects wild fauna and flora from unsustainable trade. The purpose of this instrument is to ensure that CITES legislation will continue to be operable in the United Kingdom (UK) after the UK leaves the European Union (EU). Specifically, this instrument will amend both EU retained CITES legislation and UK CITES legislation to address deficiencies arising from the withdrawal of the UK from the EU.

Statutory instrument

The Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (Amendment) (EU Exit) Regulations 2018

Explanatory memorandum

Explanatory Memorandum to The Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (Amendment) (EU Exit) Regulations 2018

Sifting committees’ recommendation

The sifting committees agreed with the government that this statutory instrument does not have to have a debate in parliament, though one may still occur.

Published 16 November 2018
Last updated 21 December 2018 + show all updates
  1. This SI was laid before Parliament on 21 December under the negative procedure
  2. Both sifting committees have given their recommendation for this statutory instrument.
  3. First published.