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CITES Survey: Does your Instrument Contain Endangered Species

Help DEFRA check what additional efforts may be required as the end of the transition period approaches, by completing this short survey.

Published: 12 November 2020 | 12:00 AM Updated: 09 June 2021 | 11:16 AM
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DEFRA are interested in responses from as wide a range of stakeholders as possible. Photo credit: Shutterstock

If you are planning on travelling outside of the UK in the future, and your instrument contains endangered species then you will need to have a musical Instrument Certificate.

Previously we sent out a preparedness survey from DEFRA to help them determine the level of awareness amongst stakeholders of the requirements for moving CITES specimens from 1 January 2021.

Thank you to those of you who completed it then. To help DEFRA further they have created another survey with a couple of additional questions which will enable them to check what additional efforts may be required as the end of the transition period approaches.

It should take no longer than five minutes to complete. They are interested in responses from as wide a range of stakeholders as possible.

This survey closed on 20 November, thank you to those who completed it.

Further information on CITES and the Transition Period

Our latest update on CITES contains further information on the end of the transition period.

Please forward any questions or concerns about CITES during and after the Transition Period to euexitcites@defra.gov.uk

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