This petition was submitted during the 2017–2019 Conservative government
Petition To widen the exemptions of the Ivory Bill: de minimis rule to be 50%
I am concerned that the Government are using this topic to try and destroy the bona fide antiques trade. De minimis rule: 50% for cultural objects made of ivory.
Following the introduction of the Ivory Bill, the de minimis rule is too narrow at 10% to be a working meaningful exemption. If it is not amended by Parliament it will cause the wilful destruction of genuine antiques: a chest of drawers with ivory inlay, a chess set or even a religious icon like a Corpus Christi, making them illegal to sell and perhaps be even subsequently confiscated or destroyed.
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