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Ivory: changes at a glance

The new, as yet unnamed law will allow for narrow exemptions to the ban. These comprise:

■ Items with only a small amount of ivory in them. Such items must be comprised of less than 10% ivory by volume and have been made prior to 1947. This is the de minimis exemption.

Musical instruments. These must have an ivory content of less than 20% and have been made prior to 1975 (when Asian elephants were added to CITES).

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