Ivory: Imports

Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs written question – answered on 12th December 2017.

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Photo of Caroline Lucas Caroline Lucas Co-Leader of the Green Party

To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many import permits for ivory have been issued by the Animal and Plant Health Agency in each of the last five years; and what the ivory and import types were which were covered by those permits.

Photo of Caroline Lucas Caroline Lucas Co-Leader of the Green Party

To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many requests for the importation of ivory have been rejected in the last five years; and what the reasons were for refusing those requests.

Photo of Therese Coffey Therese Coffey The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

01/01/2012 – 31/12/2012

Ivory Type

Import Type

Number of permits issued

No of applications rejected

Raw tusks

Hunting trophies

7

0

Personal use

5

2

Educational use

2

0

Carvings

Commercial use

267

6

Personal use

28

10

Exhibitions

43

0

Educational use

0

0

Ivory pieces

Enforcement

1

0

01/01/2013 – 31/12/2013

Ivory Type

Import Type

Number of permits issued

No of applications rejected

Raw tusks

Hunting trophies

9

2

Personal use

1

0

Educational use

2

0

Carvings

Commercial use

352

2

Personal use

25

9

Exhibitions

64

0

Educational use

0

0

Ivory pieces

Enforcement

0

0

01/01/2014 – 31/12/2014

Ivory Type

Import Type

Number of permits issued

No of applications rejected

Raw tusks

Hunting trophies

0

3

Personal use

0

2

Educational use

0

0

Carvings

Commercial use

265

6

Personal use

15

2

Exhibitions

20

0

Educational use

0

0

Ivory pieces

Enforcement

0

0

01/01/2015 – 31/12/2015

Ivory Type

Import Type

Number of permits issued

No of applications rejected

Raw tusks

Hunting trophies

15

0

Personal use

0

2

Educational use

0

0

Carvings

Commercial use

67

1

Personal use

25

1

Exhibitions

12

0

Educational use

0

0

Ivory pieces

Enforcement

0

0

01/01/2016 – 31/12/2016

Ivory Type

Import Type

Number of permits issued

No of applications rejected

Raw tusks

Hunting trophies

5

0

Personal use

1

1

Educational use

0

0

Carvings

Commercial use

207

2

Personal use

75

4

Exhibitions

24

0

Educational use

0

0

Ivory pieces

Enforcement

0

0

01/01/2017 –05/12/2017

Ivory Type

Import Type

Number of permits issued

No of applications rejected

Raw tusks

Hunting trophies

0

0

Personal use

0

0

Educational use

0

0

Carvings

Commercial use

48

0

Personal use

10

0

Exhibitions

0

0

Educational use

0

0

Ivory pieces

Enforcement

0

0

This data is for confirmed import permits that covers the previous five calendar years including data this year up to 5th December.

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