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A lawyer writes: How individual taste could affect ivory quality control

28 March 2022

Decisions on act exemptions inevitably run the risk of subjective assessments

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Early June date set for Ivory Act to be enforced

17 March 2022

The Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) has announced the Ivory Act 2018 will be enforced on June 6.

US dealers challenge New York antique ivory regulations

14 March 2022

The ivory regulations of New York State will be reviewed by New York court judges following an appeal brought by two US antique dealer associations.

ATG letter: Ivory Act is a ‘lazy, woke irrelevance’

14 March 2022

Max Rutherston is right to take exception (ATG No 2533) to the letter from Pete Matthews (ATG No 2532), who saucily tells the trade to stop moaning about the Ivory Act.

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Register antique ivory now says Defra ahead of ban

07 March 2022

The digital registration service for exempted items containing ivory is now live and the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) is urging those wishing to sell items that qualify for one of these narrow exemptions to familiarise themselves with the new system.

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ATG letter: Yes, it has been three years but the lack of clarity on an actual date is nerve racking

07 March 2022

I must take exception to the letter from Pete Matthews (ATG No 2532) in which he tells the trade to stop moaning about the Ivory Act.

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Support builds for Baggott’s ivory antiques rescue scheme

28 February 2022

The Antiques Rescue Centre (ARC), an initiative started by Michael Baggott, has attracted support from a number of auction houses and members of the trade.

ATG letter: Ivory Act – stop moaning, you had three years to prepare

28 February 2022

Regarding your article in ATG No 2531, ‘Four months’ before ivory ban becomes law’, I fail to see why the trade is ‘frustrated’ and describe the process as chaotic.

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Guidance and online digital service launched for incoming Ivory Act

24 February 2022

The Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) has launched the digital registration service for exempted items ahead of the implementation of the Ivory Act.

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‘Four months’ before ivory ban becomes law

21 February 2022

The ATG understands the trade will have until June before the terms of the Ivory Act 2018 come into force.

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Antique ivory trade ban now weeks away

14 February 2022

The near-total ban on the trade in antique ivory in the UK promised three years ago is just a matter of weeks away from enforcement.

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ATG letter: ARC launched to save ivory antiques from the scrap bin – once it’s gone it’s gone forever

14 February 2022

As reported on the front page of this week’s ATG, it appears the Ivory Act will, after much delay, soon be brought into force. This does not mean the fight for antiques is over; it means it has just begun.

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UK Ivory Act soon to be enforced

08 February 2022

The near total ban on the trade in ivory in the UK promised three years ago is just a matter of weeks away from enforcement.

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Government undertakes Ivory Act survey for “awareness campaign”

12 January 2022

The government has launched a survey for dealers and auction house specialists to help develop an awareness campaign on the Ivory Act.

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EU closes its borders to ivory antiques

03 January 2022

New European Commission laws will prevent the commercial export and import of most antiques containing elephant ivory to and from the EU.

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Ivory Act faces final consultation ahead of ‘spring 2022’ enforcement

13 September 2021

The final consultation on the Ivory Act has been launched ahead of the near-total ivory ban coming into force in spring 2022.

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Government launches consultation on extending antique ivory ban to hippos, narwhals, walruses and whales

20 July 2021

The Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) has launched a consultation on extending the near-total ban on the antique ivory trade.

ATG letter: Ivory fees – another committee fiasco

29 March 2021

MADAM – As I read the ‘Fees proposal for ivory exemptions’ story (front page, ATG No 2484), I was overwhelmed by an attack of the Victor Meldrews.

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Fees proposal for ivory exemptions

15 March 2021

The UK government is proposing a fee structure to cover the costs of processing antiques that qualify as exemptions under the 2018 Ivory Act.

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ATG letter: Ivory objects should be assessed by the auctioneers

15 March 2021

MADAM – Re ‘EU propose ban on import and export of antique ivory’, front page, ATG No 2480.