CITES Trade Rules

CITES Trade Rules

25 Nov 2022

Some commonly traded ornamental plants such as orchids, cacti, carnivorous plants, snowdrops or cyclamens, aloes, succulent euphorbias, cycads, palms, ferns and timber species may require CITES permits issued by the UK Management Authority to enter or exit Great Britain. Permits for CITES listed species are also required for movements between GB and Northern Ireland.

It is the responsibility of the UK importer/exporter to ensure that they know and follow the correct procedure. CITES listed species moved without valid permits must not be traded commercially.

Species+ can be used by traders to identify if the species they are trading in requires a CITES permit or not

How to trade CITES controlled species - UK Plant Health Information Portal (