The CITES permit or certificate is a document accompanying imports, exports and re-exports of products from species protected by the CITES Convention (Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of wild fauna and flora). This mandatory permit is used to demonstrate that the protected species specimen is legal and compatible with the sustainability of the species concerned.
The CITES permit concerns live or deceased animals or plants, as well as parts or products from these protected species (for example ivory).
Requests for CITES permits may be found on the Guichet.lu website:
As necessary, the CITES permit accompanies the following documents:
- phytosanitary certificate for the export of plants, plant products and wood
- health certificate for the export of animals to third countries
- letter of authority for the introduction or movement of plants and plants products for trials or scientific purposes
- export declaration from Luxembourg
- import declaration to Luxembourg.
In Luxembourg, the CITES permit is delivered by the following government agencies:
- Administration of Agricultural Technical Services (ASTA) for protected species of the flora
- Administration of Veterinary Services (ASV) for protected species of the fauna.