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African elephant Loxodonta africana in the Amboseli National Park. Kenya © Randall Trent

Ivory in Japan a review of online trade

African elephant Loxodonta africana in the Amboseli National Park. Kenya © Randall Trent

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Published 16th June 2015

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E-commerce companies in Japan strengthen measures against illegal online ivory trade

Tokyo, Japan, 16th June 2015—The Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) has engaged e-commerce companies in Japan to improve monitoring of online ivory sales  to prevent infringements of domestic regulations, such as inadequate registration of business activities on their websites and illegal shipping of ivory items abroad. 

A review of online ivory trade in Japan

Report author(s):
Tomomi Matsumoto

Publication date:
June 2015