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The Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES)

CITES (the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora) is an international agreement between governments. Its aim is to ensure that international trade in specimens of wild animals and plants does not threaten their survival.

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February 1, 2017
Announcement of Import/Export Procedures for Sheep-Related Goods in Line with the Amended Descriptions of the CITES Appendices(PDF:18KB)PDFfile
December 28, 2016
New Procedures in Japan for Imports/Exports of the CITES Listed Species in Line with the CITES Amended Appendices(PDF:27KB)PDFfile
December 12, 2016
CITES Appendices to be Amended* Press Release
July 26, 2016
FAQ on ivory trade(PDF:101KB)PDFfileexternal link
July 25, 2016
The Second Meeting of the Public-Private Council for the Promotion of Appropriate Ivory Trade Measures Held(PDF:121KB)PDFfileexternal link
May 24, 2016
The First Meeting of the Public-Private Council for the Promotion of Appropriate Ivory Trade Measures Held(PDF:122KB)PDFfile
February 16, 2016
March 3rd Is World Wildlife Day Press Release
What is World Wildlife Day (PDF:1.433KB)PDFfile
January 15, 2016
View of Japan regarding Conservation of African Elephants and Trade in Ivory(PDF:203KB)PDFfileexternal link

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Related ministries and agencies

Management authority
Responsibilities Responsible Ministries Contact
Issuance of a certificate of import/export permission Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry  
Listed species brought by ship Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries Ecosystem Conservation Office, Resources and Environmental Research Division, Resources Enhancement Promotion Department, Fisheries Agency
Telephone: 03-3502-8111 (MAFF main number)
Scientific authority
Responsibilities Responsible Ministry or organization Contact counters and other information
Herbaceous species of plants Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries Horticultural Crop Division, Crop Production Department, Agricultural Production Bureau
Telephone: 03-3502-8111 (MAFF main number)
Arboreous Plant species Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries Forest Multiple Use and Conservation Research and Management Division, Private Forest Department, Forestry Agency
Telephone: 03-3502-8111 (MAFF main number)
Animals Ministry of the Environment Wildlife Division, Nature Conservation Bureau
Telephone: 03-3581-3351 (MOE main number)
Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries Ecosystem Conservation Office, Resources and Environment Research Division, Resources Enhancement Promotion Department, Fisheries Agency
Telephone: 03-3502-8111 (MAFF main number)

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Division in Charge

Office of Trade Licensing for Wild Animal and Plants, Trade Licensing Division, Trade Control Department, Trade and Economic Cooperation Bureau

Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry1-3-1 Kasumigaseki, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo 100-8901, Japan Tel: +81-(0)3-3501-1511
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