CITES Lifts Sanctions on Mexican Trade in Wildlife Products
The Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES) announced that they are dropping the trade sanctions on Mexican CITES products. The CITES decision came after Mexico reached an agreement on steps Mexico will take to stop illegal gillnet fishing for totoaba. The nets used to catch totoaba can ensnare and drown the vaquitas.
On Friday, April 14, the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service confirmed that it will lift the ban on Mexican imports and exports of products requiring CITES, effective immediately. The news was greeted with relief among Southern Border customs brokers, where the sweeping ban on trade in over 3,000 species created havoc since CITES announced the sanctions in March.
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Source: U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service
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