501. Introduction of endangered plant species into Great Britain.

501.     Introduction of endangered plant species into Great Britain.

The introduction of specified endangered species into Great Britain1 is subject to controls, the stringency of which depends on the classification of the species in question and which are in certain respects stricter than those required by the CITES Convention2.

Species listed in Annex A3 may be so introduced only on the completion of the necessary checks, and the prior presentation, at the border customs office at the point of introduction, of an import permit issued by the management authority4.

Species listed in Annex B5 may be introduced only on