You must not buy, sell, offer to sell, use or display for commercial purposes including on the Internet, any Annex A specimens unless:
- a valid SSC Article 10 Certificate has been issued for the specimen.
- a valid TSC Article 10 Certificate has been issued with your name on it for the specimen you intend to sell.
- an import permit with a special condition has been issued allowing the first sale of the specimen(s) by the person named on that import permit. This condition will allow sale only by that person. The certificate may only be used once so if you intend to sell the specimens separately to more than one person you will need additional certificates. Once all the specimens have been sold you must return your copy of the permit to us. Each live specimen must be marked in accordance with the regulation
- Before you buy a specimen, you must make sure that it has a valid certificate or import permit and that if necessary you apply for another certificate, a TSC, if you want to resell it or use it commercially in any way, including breeding from it.
There are some exceptions to these rules. These relate to:
- antique specimens (that is, worked specimens acquired before 1st June 1947);
- specimens of certain bird species (or hybrids of them) that have been bred in captivity and that are listed in the Annex to this note; or
- specimens of certain plant species that have been grown artificially.