A person who fails to comply with specified United Kingdom legislation1 or specified European Union legislation2 on the control of trade in endangered species is guilty of an offence3. Civil penalties may also be imposed for failure to comply with compliance notices, stop notices, third party undertakings or enforcement undertakings under the legislation4. Specimens of a species may be seized by a general customs official and seized specimens may be forfeited if the person with possession or control of the specimen fails to provide satisfactory proof that its import or export was not unlawful5.
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