285. Export and re-export from the European Union.

The export or re-export of specified endangered species from the EU is subject to controls, the nature of which depends on the classification of the species in question.

Species listed in Annex A may be exported or re-exported only on the completion of the necessary checks, and the prior presentation, at the customs office at which the export formalities are completed, of an export permit or re-export certificate issued by the management authority1 of the member state in which the specimens are located2. The issue of export permits is conditional on:


    (1)     advice given by the competent scientific authority3;