China’s Ivory Market after the Ivory Trade Ban in 2018

China is reputed to be one of the world’s largest markets for illegal ivory trade. Since 2002, ETIS (Elephant Trade Information System) reports to CITES have consistently identified China as the leading destination for ivory globally (Milliken, 2016).

China’s Ivory Auction Market

On 30 December 2016, the State Council issued the Notice of the General Office of the State Council on Orderly Stopping the Commercial Processing and Sale of Ivory and Ivory Products.

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