China – Ivory trade ban (January 2, 2017)


France welcomes China’s announcement that it will ban all ivory trade and processing activities by the end of 2017.

We reiterate our commitment to the fight against poaching and the illegal trade in wild species, and particularly to the fight against the elephant ivory trade, which was strengthened by the biodiversity law adopted in August 2016.

France calls on all Parties to the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) to ban all trading in elephant ivory.