United States Code

USC most recently checked for updates: Sep 29, 2023

§ 4223.
Prohibited acts
Except as provided in section 4222(e) of this title, it is unlawful for any person—
to import raw ivory from any country other than an ivory producing country;
to export raw ivory from the United States;
to import raw or worked ivory that was exported from an ivory producing country in violation of that country’s laws or of the CITES Ivory Control System;
to import worked ivory, other than personal effects, from any country unless that country has certified that such ivory was derived from legal sources; or
to import raw or worked ivory from a country for which a moratorium is in effect under section 4222 of this title.
(Pub. L. 100–478, title II, § 2203, Oct. 7, 1988, 102 Stat. 2320.)
cite as: 16 USC 4223