TMEP 1401.14(f): Ivory, Bone, Whalebone, Horn, and Tusks

October 2017 Edition of the TMEP

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1401.14(f)    Ivory, Bone, Whalebone, Horn, and Tusks

Identifications that include "ivory," "bone," "whalebone," "horn," or "tusks" may necessitate an inquiry regarding lawful use in commerce in connection with, for example, the Endangered Species Act (ESA), 16 U.S.C. §§1531-1544, the African Elephant Conservation Act, 16 U.S.C. §§ 4201-4246, and/or the Marine Mammal Protection Act (MMPA), 16 U.S.C. §§1361-1407. Accordingly, ID Manual entries related to those goods were deleted effective January 1, 2017. For information regarding effective date changes to the ID Manual, see TMEP §1401.10. For information regarding lawful use in commerce, see TMEP §907.