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Ivory Act 2018

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  1. Introductory Text

  2. Prohibition

    1. 1.Prohibition on dealing in ivory

  3. Exemption for outstandingly valuable and important pre-1918 items

    1. 2.Pre-1918 items of outstanding artistic etc value and importance

    2. 3.Applications for exemption certificates

    3. 4.Further provision about exemption certificates

    4. 5.Fresh applications and appeals

  4. Other exemptions

    1. 6.Pre-1918 portrait miniatures

    2. 7.Pre-1947 items with low ivory content

    3. 8.Pre-1975 musical instruments

    4. 9.Acquisitions by qualifying museums

    5. 10.Registration

    6. 11.Further provision about registration

  5. Criminal and civil sanctions

    1. 12.Offence of breaching the prohibition or causing or facilitating a breach

    2. 13.Civil sanctions

  6. Powers of entry, search and seizure

    1. 14.Power to stop and search persons

    2. 15.Power to stop and search vehicles

    3. 16.Power to board and search vessels and aircraft

    4. 17.Warrants authorising entry and search of premises

    5. 18.Further provision about search warrants

    6. 19.Powers of examination etc

    7. 20.Power to require production of documents etc

    8. 21.Powers of seizure etc

    9. 22.Accredited civilian officers: powers of entry

    10. 23.Other powers of accredited civilian officers

    11. 24.Excluded items

    12. 25.Further provision about seizure under section 21 or 23

    13. 26.Notices and records in relation to seized items

    14. 27.Powers of entry, search and seizure: supplementary provision

    15. 28.Offences of obstruction etc

  7. Retention and disposal or return of items

    1. 29.Retention of seized items

    2. 30.Forfeiture of seized items by court on application

    3. 31.Appeal against decision under section 30

    4. 32.Return of item to person entitled to it, or disposal if return impracticable

    5. 33.Forfeiture by court following conviction

  8. General

    1. 34.Application of Customs and Excise Management Act 1979

    2. 35.Contracts of insurance etc

    3. 36.Liability of corporate officers for offences by bodies corporate etc

    4. 37.Meaning of “ivory”

    5. 38.Meaning of other expressions

    6. 39.Regulations

    7. 40.Financial provision

    8. 41.Crown application

    9. 42.Extent

    10. 43.Commencement

    11. 44.Short title

  9. SCHEDULES

    1. SCHEDULE 1

      Civil sanctions

      1. Part 1 Monetary penalties

        1. 1.Imposition of monetary penalties

        2. 2.Representations and appeals etc

        3. 3.Information to be included in notices under paragraph 2

        4. 4.Monetary penalties: criminal proceedings and conviction

      2. Part 2 Stop notices

        1. 5.Imposition of stop notices

        2. 6.Information to be included in stop notices

        3. 7.Completion certificates

        4. 8.Appeals

        5. 9.Offence of failure to comply with stop notice

      3. Part 3 Enforcement undertakings

        1. 10.(1) This paragraph applies where— (a) the Secretary of State...

      4. Part 4 Enforcement cost recovery notices

        1. 11.Imposition of enforcement cost recovery notices

        2. 12.Information to be included in enforcement cost recovery notices

        3. 13.Appeals

      5. Part 5 Power to make supplementary provision etc by regulations

        1. 14.Supplementary regulations: general

        2. 15.Consultation

        3. 16.Monetary penalties and costs

        4. 17.Enforcement undertakings

        5. 18.Appeals

      6. Part 6 General and supplemental

        1. 19.Combination of sanctions

        2. 20.Unincorporated associations

        3. 21.Guidance as to enforcement

        4. 22.Pre-commencement consultation

        5. 23.Reports on use of civil sanctions

        6. 24.Disclosure of information

      7. Part 7 Interpretation

        1. 25.Interpretation of Schedule

    2. SCHEDULE 2

      Search warrants: England and Wales and Northern Ireland

      1. Part 1 Preliminary

        1. 1.Application of this Schedule

        2. 2.Interpretation

      2. Part 2 Search warrants: applications and safeguards

        1. 3.Applications for warrants

        2. 4.Safeguards in connection with power of entry conferred by warrant

        3. 5.A search warrant must— (a) specify the name of the...

        4. 6.(1) Two copies must be made of a search warrant...

      3. Part 3 Execution of search warrants

        1. 7.Warrant to be executed within one month

        2. 8.All-premises warrants

        3. 9.Search of premises more than once

        4. 10.Time of search

        5. 11.Evidence of authority etc

        6. 12.Extent of search

        7. 13.Securing premises after entry

        8. 14.Return and retention of warrant

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