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Endangered species: apply for a commercial use certificate

Form to apply for a certificate to use a CITES-listed specimen for commercial purposes.

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FED1012: CITES Article 10 application form (PDF)

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FED1012: CITES Article 10 application form (interactive Word)

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Article 10 certificate application form: guidance for completing form FED1012

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Coronavirus (COVID-19): send application by email

If possible, you should send any applications by email to wildlife.licensing@apha.gov.uk as staff may not be able to collect post during the coronavirus outbreak.

Please apply in advance to avoid delay – APHA is dealing with a high volume of applications.

Use this form to apply for an Article 10 certificate for an endangered species specimen that you intend to:

  • buy or sell
  • offer for sale
  • display for commercial purposes

A specimen includes any living or dead plant or animal (or any of its parts) listed under Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) controls.

You only need the certificate for use of a species listed under Annex A of CITES.

Use the Species+ tool to search for an endangered species. Check which annex (A, B, C or D) it’s classified as under EU wildlife trade regulations.

Read the guidance before completing the form. This explains:

  • what information you have to give
  • the codes to use
  • how to successfully complete the application

Send forms to the APHA Centre for International Trade: Bristol.

See Moving and trading endangered species: forms for more information on CITES controls and species.

Published 1 July 2013
Last updated 23 March 2020 + show all updates
  1. Added coronavirus statement on sending application by email.

  2. FED1012 can now be used to apply for a musical instrument certificate

  3. Updated guidance for completing form FED1012

  4. AHVLA documents have been re-assigned to the new Animal and Plant Health Agency (APHA).

  5. First published.