CITES

Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species
Supporting sustainable trade through customer focused licensing services

Advice to agents on making an application on behalf of others

We have written to all our known agents to advise them of the following requirements/procedures:

Making an application on behalf of a UK resident
If you are making an application on behalf of a person or organisation residing in the UK, you must complete the form with the full name and address of the actual (re-)exporter/ importer or holder in box 1 or 3, and not your own.  This is a legal requirement, which allows any compliance action to be taken against the owner of the specimen.

Your own name and address details must be included in box 23 of the (re-)export/import application form, or box 20 of the EC Certificate application form.

Each application you submit on behalf of a UK resident must be accompanied by written confirmation of this arrangement, signed by the person on whose behalf you are making the application.  This written confirmation must make it clear that the specimen’s owner has given you permission to sign the application on their behalf, and for us to release information to you about the application.  We will accept photocopies of the original confirmation letter.

 

Making an application on behalf of a non-UK resident
If you are making an application for an import, export or re-export permit on behalf of a person living outside the UK, you are deemed to be the applicant because applications must be made from a UK address   You must therefore complete the application form with your own details.    

You must make it clear where permits and/or certificates are to be sent on the application form, providing a name and address in box 23 of the (re-)export/import application form, or box 20 of the EC Certificate application form.  

Page last modified:30 September 2010

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