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    The Ivory Act is due to come into force in Spring 2022.

    Posted by Iain Brunt on 06/01/2022

    The Ivory Act is due to come into force in Spring 2022.

    The Ivory Act is due to come into force in Spring 2022. From this time, it will be illegal to deal in ivory apart from items that meet one of the five narrow and carefully defined exemptions and is registered or has an exemption certificate. 

    The five exemptions are:

    • Pre-1947 items containing less than 10% ivory by volume.
    • Pre-1975 musical instruments containing less than 20% ivory by volume.
    • Pre-1918 portrait miniatures with a surface area of no more than 320cm2.
    • Sales to and hire agreements with qualifying museums. This applies to museums accredited by Arts Council England, the Welsh Government, the Scottish Government, or the Northern Ireland Museums Council in the UK, or, for museums outside the UK, the International Council of Museums.
    • Pre-1918 items with outstanding artistic, cultural, or historic value.

    We are developing an awareness campaign on the Ivory Act to help ensure understanding of the ban and to support compliance among commercial dealers of ivory and members of the public.
     

    The Ivory Act is due to come into force in Spring 2022. From this time, it will be illegal to deal in ivory apart from items that meet one of the five narrow and carefully defined exemptions and is registered or has an exemption certificate. 

    The five exemptions are:

    • Pre-1947 items containing less than 10% ivory by volume.
    • Pre-1975 musical instruments containing less than 20% ivory by volume.
    • Pre-1918 portrait miniatures with a surface area of no more than 320cm2.
    • Sales to and hire agreements with qualifying museums. This applies to museums accredited by Arts Council England, the Welsh Government, the Scottish Government, or the Northern Ireland Museums Council in the UK, or, for museums outside the UK, the International Council of Museums.
    • Pre-1918 items with outstanding artistic, cultural, or historic value.

    We are developing an awareness campaign on the Ivory Act to help ensure understanding of the ban and to support compliance among commercial dealers of ivory and members of the public.


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