CITES is the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora, an international agreement between governments that came into force in 1975. The import, export and use for commercial gain of certain species requires a CITES permit.

AHVLA’s wildlife licensing and registration service is the part of the UK CITES management authority responsible for dealing with CITES applications.

AHVLA also deals with the prevention of the spread of disease into and out of England, Scotland and Wales for live animals and products of animal origin. See our Imports and Exports section for more information.

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Page last modified: 19 February 2013