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July 15, 2024 The Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) is a treaty between 184 countries (including the U.S. and EU) to protect endangered animals and plants from international trade practices that could threaten their existence. Companies that import, export or sell products that contain endangered materials listed in one of three Appendices are required to follow certification requirements outlined in each Appendix, with Appendix I being the most restrictive. The overarching goal of CITES is to support sustainable trade.  For ex...

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