Ban on dealing in elephant ivory

On 6 June 2022 the ivory ban came into force. The Ivory Act 2018 prohibits dealing in ivory items unless they meet one of five narrow and carefully defined exemptions and are either registered or have an exemption certificate.

Defra has produced some communication materials to help ivory owners, businesses, and the public understand the UK wide Ivory Ban, including the process for registering for exemptions.

Click here for the artwork on the ivory ban>>

Click here for the latest guidance on dealing in items containing or made of ivory>>

Click here to register or apply for an exemption certificate to deal in ivory>>