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Vietnam’s Illegal Rhino Horn Trade: Undermining the Effectiveness of CITES

EIA released a new report, “Vietnam’s Illegal Rhino Horn Trade,” which describes how Vietnam has failed to meet its CITES obligations designed to protect rhinos. This briefing summarizes key points from a recently submitted Pelly Petition to the US government to certify Vietnam as diminishing the effectiveness of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Flora and Fauna (CITES) for trade in rhino horn products. EIA is calling for the US to impose trade sanctions on Vietnam. Sanctions should continue on Vietnam until it fully implements its CITES obligations, enacts and completely enforces a total ban on all domestic rhino horn trade, and sustains a comprehensive crack down on the criminal syndicates behind the rhino horn trade.

To download this report click here.