EU Wildlife Trade Legislation

Council Regulations

Title Effective from Description
Regulation (EC) No 398/2009 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 23 April 2009 10/06/2009 Amendments to Council Regulation 338/97
Council Regulation No. 338/97 of 9 December 1996 01/06/1997 This regulation applies the provisions of CITES in the European Union.

Regulations revising the Annexes to Council Regulation (EC) No 338/97

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Commission Reg. (EU) No 2019/2117 of 29 November 2019 14/12/2019 This regulation lists all species controlled within the EU under Reg. (EC) No. 2019/2117 in four separate Annexes, A-D.

Implementing Regulations

Title Effective from Description
Proof of legal acquisition for live animals of Annex B species and necessary documentary evidence 21/03/2019
Commission Regulation (EU) 2019/220 of 6 February 2019 27/02/2019 This regulation amends Regulation (EC) no 865/2006, laying down detailed rules concerning the implementation of Council Regulation (EC) No 338/97
Commission Regulation (EU) 2015/870 of 5 June 2015 26/06/2015 This regulation lays down detailed rules on how 338/97 is to be implemented within the EU
Commission Regulation (EC) No. 865/2006 (amended by Commission Regulation (EC) No. 100/2008, Commission Regulation (EU) No. 791/2012 and Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) No. 792/2012). 27/09/2012 This regulation lays down detailed rules on how 338/97 is to be implemented within the EU.