A U.N. court in New York has ruled that the United States has failed to establish that the U.K.’s ban on the ivory and horn of rhinos is constitutional.
The U.SK said Wednesday that the ruling by the U,S.
Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit does not change the decision of the International Trade Commission (ITC), which in December upheld the U and Canada’s ban on their wildlife products.
The ruling in the ITC case was the third to strike down the U.’s ivory ban.
The ITC in January struck down the ban on rhino horn in Canada, and in April the IEC rejected the U., which in 2015 found that the rhino ban violates international law.
The ITC, which was created by the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES), said in its ruling that the ban violates the U’s international obligations under CITES and is inconsistent with international standards for wildlife protection.
“The IITC’s decision is without merit,” ITC director general António Guterres said in a statement.
“The ban on horn and ivory is incompatible with international law and should be removed immediately.”
The ban, which is part of the U.”s E.U.-Canada trade pact, was set to go into effect in 2018, but the U.-Canada dispute over the ban was put on hold in June 2018 due to the court ruling.