About this consultation

Consultation period
14 September 2017 - 8 December 2017
Environment, Trade

Consultation outcome

A short factual summary as well as a brief synopsis report on the results of the consultation are published on this page.

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The consultation will help guiding the Commission's approach to ivory trade and against ivory trafficking, in line with the Commission communication on the EU Action Plan against wildlife trafficking and related Council conclusions.

Target group

All citizens and organizations are welcome to contribute to this consultation.

Objective of the consultation

Ivory trade in the EU is subject to strict EU rules. The consultation aims at compiling information and views on the extent, structure and main features of legal and illegal trade in ivory in and from the EU, as well as on the priorities that the EU should follow in its approach against ivory trafficking.

How to submit your response

This consultation is now closed.

The questionnaire is accessible in English, French, German, Italian, Spanish and Portuguese. Replies can be submitted in any of the 23 official EU languages. Given possible delays in translating replies submitted in some languages, contributions in English are welcome, as they will help to process the survey more swiftly.

You may pause at any time and continue later. Once you have submitted your answers, you can download a copy of your completed responses.

The final question gives the opportunity for documentary evidence submission (max 3 pages).

All contributions that are received may be published on the internet. It is important that you read the specific privacy statement attached to this consultation for information on how your personal data and contribution will be dealt with.

View the questionnaire

View the EU SurveySurvey on Ivory Trade-English.

Before responding, please ensure you have read the privacy statement which outlines how your data will be processed by the European Commission.

Additional information

As part of the European Transparency Initiative, the Commission asks organisations (including NGOs, trade associations, enterprises etc.) who wish to participate in public consultations to provide the Commission and the public with information about whom and what they represent, their objectives, funding and structures, by registering in the Transparency Register and subscribing to its Code of Conduct.

If you are a registered organisation, please fill in your Register ID number in the questionnaire. Your contribution will then be considered as representing the views of your organisation.

If your organisation is not registered, you have the opportunity to register now. Then return to this page to submit your contribution as a registered organisation.

During the analysis of replies to a consultation, contributions from respondents who choose not to register will be treated as individual contributions (unless the contributors are recognised as representative stakeholders through Treaty provisions, European Social Dialogue, Art. 154-155 TFEU).