Singapore Government Considering Complete Ban On Elephant Ivory Sale

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Singapore’s government is contemplating a ban on the sale of ivory in Singapore.

This was announced by Minister of State for National Development Koh Poh Koon in Parliament on Wednesday, in response to a question by Nee Soon MP and wildlife society ACRES founder Louis Ng.

MND is currently working out the implementation details of making this happen, which will need to include an engagement process with relevant stakeholders, said Koh.

Currently, the commercial import and export of ivory in and out of Singapore is already illegal, while the trade of ivory for museum display and research purposes requires a prior permit from the Agri-food and Veterinary Authority (AVA).

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