Date lodged: 5 January 2017
To ask the Scottish Government what action (a) it has and (b) its agencies have taken to assist businesses that use Dalbergia species to manufacture their products since the UK signed up to new international regulations on its import and export.
Answered by: Roseanna Cunningham 18 January 2017
The Scottish Government has not had discussions with businesses that use Dalbergia to manufacture their products.
The Scottish Government is aware that there was a meeting of the CITES Sustainable Users Group (a forum for traders in CITES species to discuss relevant issues) on 12 January 2017. The Scottish Government understands that UK Government officials from the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA) and the Animal and Plant Health Agency, (the UK CITES Management Authority) attend those meetings.