503. Control of commercial activities.

503.     Control of commercial activities.

The purchase, offer to purchase, acquisition for commercial purposes, display to the public for commercial purposes, use for commercial gain and sale, keeping for sale, offering for sale or transporting for sale of specimens of the species listed in Annex A1 is prohibited2. Exemption from this prohibition may be granted by issue of a certificate to that effect by the management authority3 on a case-by-case basis where the specimens:


    (1)     were acquired in, or were introduced into, a member state before the provisions relating to species listed in the CITES Convention Appendix