Written by Clare Brown, Curator of Natural Science, Leeds Museums and Galleries.
Who knows where you are and when you are reading this and so this blog comes with a few provisos:
- Really importantly this is NOT LEGAL ADVICE OR NOTICE. NatSCA has been asked to share information from Defra on this situation but if you need clarification please speak to Defra or a solicitor.
- The information in this blog pertains to the movement of material between the UK and the EU, it does not apply to non-EU countries, or internal UK movement/material use.
- The information in this blog is only relevant in the event of a so-called “no-deal Brexit”.
- This blog was written in May 2019 and so any reference to “current” or “present” refers to this time.
With the UK in the EU, Convention on the International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES) listed species in Annexes B to D can be freely traded and moved within the EU. The main change, in the event of a no-deal Brexit, will be that you will need CITES permits to move CITES good between the UK and the EU for species listed in Annexes B to D.