Criteria met: High volume
Principal trade term to the EU: skins
Percentage of global trade to the EU: 21%
Principal source: wild
Top EU importer: France
Top Trading Partner: Mali
CITES Appendix: II
IUCN Status: -
EU imports in 2010 primarily comprised skins, all of which were wild-sourced and traded for commercial purposes (29,021 skins). Imports of wild-sourced skins have decreased each year since 2006 and decreased by 33% between 2009 and 2010.
Wild-sourced skins all originated in either Mali (62%) or Chad (38%). The SRG formed a positive opinion for Chad on 10/09/1998, and confirmed the positive opinion for Chad and formed a positive opinion for Mali on 26/05/2008.