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Trade and Industry Department The Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region
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Commercial Information Circulars

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Ref. : EIC 631/2

3 March 2015

Dear Sirs,

Commercial Information Circular No. 155/2015

The Mainland of China : Temporarily Prohibiting the Import of Ivory Carvings from Africa

The State Forestry Administration (SFA) issued a notice on 26 February 2015 to temporarily prohibit the import of ivory carvings obtained after the commencement of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora from Africa, which took effect from the date of issuance of the notice until 26 February 2016. Please refer to the Appendix (pdf format) for the notice.


2.If you have any questions on the issue mentioned in this circular, please contact the SFA (tel: +86-10-8423 9000). For other questions on this circular, please contact Ms Eugenia CHAN (tel: 2398 5444) of the Department.

Yours faithfully,

(Gerald TAI)
for Director-General of Trade and Industry

Note: While every effort is made to ensure the accuracy of the above information, the Department cannot guarantee this to be so and will not be held liable for any reliance placed on the same.