International Trade in Endangered Species Act 2008

The International Trade in Endangered Species Act 2008 (Malay: Akta Perdagangan Antarabangsa Mengenai Spesies Terancam 2008), is a Malaysian laws which enacted to implement the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora and to provide for other matters connected therewith.

International Trade in Endangered Species Act 2008
Parliament of Malaysia
CitationAct 686
Territorial extentThroughout Malaysia
Enacted byDewan Rakyat
Passed19 December 2007
Enacted byDewan Negara
Passed24 December 2007
Royal assent5 February 2008
Commenced14 February 2008
Legislative history
Bill introduced in the Dewan RakyatInternational Trade in Endangered Species Bill 2007
Bill citationD.R. 50/2007
Introduced bySazmi Miah, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Natural Resources and Environment
First reading5 December 2007
Second reading19 December 2007
Third reading19 December 2007
Bill introduced in the Dewan NegaraInternational Trade in Endangered Species Bill 2007
Bill citationD.R. 50/2007
Introduced bySazmi Miah, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Natural Resources and Environment
First reading24 December 2007
Second reading24 December 2007
Third reading24 December 2007
Keywords
International trade, endangered species
Status: In force

Preamble

  1. WHEREAS the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora was signed at Washington D.C. on 3 March 1973:
  2. AND WHEREAS Malaysia deposited her instrument of accession on 20 October 1977 and therefore in accordance with Article XXII of the Convention, the said Convention entered into force as far as Malaysia is concerned on 18 January 1978:

Structure

The International Trade in Endangered Species Act 2008, in its current form (14 February 2008), consists of 6 Parts containing 55 sections and 3 schedules (including no amendment).

  • Part I: Preliminary
  • Part II: Authorities
  • Part III: Trade of Scheduled Species
  • Part IV: Permit, Certificate and Registration
  • Part V: Power Relating to Enforcement, Seizure, Arrest, etc.
  • Part VI: General
  • Schedules

References

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