The importance of CITES
CITES is the acronym of Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of wild fauna and flora, or the convention that took place in Washington in 1973, about the international trade of endangered species.
For this reason, member states , 169 countries, chose to take under control the trade of species and products from endangered species, to preserve biodiversity on our planet.
In 1980 Italy become a member state and the Minister of Agricultural Food and Forestry Policy is responsible for issuing CITES certificates. These are essential to trade to or from Europe endangered species or parts of them, so for their business is required the presence of this certificate.
For example, python and crocodile leathers are considered endangered species, so their business requires the presence of the mentioned certificate.
The exotic leathers that we use for Mario Doni handmade belts are unique and they have CITES certificate, according to the regulations in force, which allows their business by the countries that have acceded to the Washington Convention.
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