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An Act to restrict the importation and exportation of certain animals, plants and items and to restrict certain transactions in respect of them or their derivatives; to confer on the Secretary of State power to restrict by order the places at which live animals may be imported; to restrict the movement after importation of certain live animals; and for connected purposes.
[22nd November 1976]
Whereas a Convention on International Trade in endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (in this Act referred to as the Convention) was signed at Washington on 3rd March 1973, was presented to Parliament in November 1973 and came into force in the United Kingdom on 31st October 1976:
And whereas it is expedient to give effect in the United Kingdom to the restrictions on international trade contained in the Convention and to make certain other provisions in connection with the conservation of endangered animals and plants:
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