If you decide to trade plants or wood products, the products must be subject to the so-called international CITES agreement. But what exactly is this agreement? Is it important to you as a customer? We will answer these questions in this blog.
What is CITES?
It is an agreement between all countries on the import or export of animals and plants of endangered species and on some products made from dry plants or the fur of some animals. The goal is to protect these species from extinction.
Does this agreement apply to certain types of plants or products?
The CITES agreement was originally created to protect all wild animals and products made from them. If the wood and leather products are sustainable and environmentally friendly, these products can be traded.
Are imported products subjected to a CITES check before they are shipped?
Every importer of products from plants or animals, whether fur or leather, is obliged to hold a CITES certificate (you can check our certificate on our website). This certificate gives customers more confidence in your products and their quality.