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Delhi: Government prohibits import of skin and hides of reptiles, mink and fox

The Government On Tuesday Prohibited Imports Of Skin And Hides Of Reptiles, Mink And Fox Amid Growing Awareness About Protection Of Wildlife.

PTI | Updated on: 04 Jan 2017, 09:23:43 AM
Delhi: Government prohibits import of skin and hides of reptiles, mink and fox (Representational Image)

New Delhi:

The government on Tuesday prohibited imports of skin and hides of reptiles, mink and fox amid growing awareness about protection of wildlife.

Directorate General of Foreign Trade (DGFT) in a notification said that import policy of some items under chapter 41 and 43 of ITC (HS) 2012 is revised.

These chapters talk about policy related to imports of raw hides, skin, leather, fur skins and artificial fur. Earlier imports were subject to Wild Life (Protection)Act, 1972 and Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species.

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First Published : 04 Jan 2017, 09:04:00 AM

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