PROTECTION OF ENDANGERED SPECIES OF ANIMALS AND PLANTS ORDINANCE
L.N. 206 of 2006
Restriction on import of specimens of Appendix I species
(1) Subject to section 47, a person shall not import a specimen of an Appendix I speciesˇX
(a) except as provided in section 17 or 22; or
(b) except under and in accordance withˇX
(i) a licence issued in respect of that specimen under section 23(1)(a) prior to the import; and
(ii) a Convention certifying document issued in respect of that specimen.
(2) A person who imports a specimen of an Appendix I species under and in accordance with the documents referred to in subsection (1)(b)(i) and (ii) shall, upon the landing of that specimen in Hong KongˇX
(a) produce, or cause to be produced, the relevant licence to an authorized officer; and
(b) surrender, or cause to be surrendered, the relevant Convention certifying document to the authorized officer for retention and cancellation.
(3) A person who contravenes subsection (1) or (2) commits an offence and is liable on conviction to a fine at level 6 and to imprisonment for 1 year.