Over the past quarter-century, Hong Kong has witnessed the trading of a range of wildlife products including elephant ivory. As you may know, the trade in African Elephant Ivory was banned in 1989 as part of the Convention of Trade in Endangered Species. Ivory that is ‘pre-convention’ however can be traded in Hong Kong legally, provided that it is licensed by the Agriculture Fisheries and Conservation Department i.e. it is proven to be pre convention, and thus before the international ban.
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