Rhino horn worked items: application for pre-sale approval

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Form to apply for approval to sell a worked item made from or containing rhino horn.



The Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) regulates the import, (re)export, sale or movement of endangered wild animals and plants. These are listed in Annexes A, B, C and D of the EU Regulation 750/2013

This form should be used to apply for a permit to advertise and sell a worked item made from or containing rhino horn.

A worked item is a specimen that has been significantly altered from its natural raw state and used for items such as jewellery, carved figures or musical instruments. Specimen means any living or dead plant or animal (or any parts of it) that is listed in the CITES regulations.

Photographs and full details of the item must be included with the application. Please refer to the form for details of the supporting documents required.