Thread: Importing ivory
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Old 27th May 2018, 02:53 PM   #11
Jens Nordlunde
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If you think of importing ivory - check the rules in the country where you live.
I have just checked the rules in the country where I live, and should I want to import ivory from a third country (not EU) the seller would need a CITES export cretificate, and I would need a CITES import certificate.
I have a feeling that even with such a certificat all problems are not over, should the customs people be in doubt - and maybe they would be, they may ask an expert to have a look at the item. The costs of the certificates and the expert are on you.

I know it sounds crazy for a serious collector, but to recieve a dagger stripped of its ivory hilt is not funny either - stripped for its historical value and its money value.
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