Non-Tariff Measure

NTM classification
A14: Authorization requirement for sanitary and phytosanitary reasons for importing certain products 
Date when the measure came into force
08 April 2005 
Publication where the measure is specified
Organic Law N° 04/2005 Of 08/04/2005 
Regulation where the measure is specified
Organic Law N° 04/2005 of 08/04/2005 Determining the Modalities of Protection, Conservation and Promotion of Environment in Rwanda 
Country/Region applying the measure
The rationale of the measure
This organic law determines the modalities of protecting, conserving and promoting the environment in Rwanda:
This Organic law aims at:
1° conserving the environment, people and their habitats;
2° setting up fundamental principles related to protection of environment, any means that may degrade the environment with the intention of promoting the natural resources, to discourage any hazardous and destructive means;
3° promoting the social welfare of the population considering equal distribution of the existing wealth;
4°considering the durability of the resources with an emphasis especially on equal rights on present and future
5° guarantee to all Rwandans sustainable development which does not harm the environment and the social welfare of the population;
6° setting up strategies of protecting and reducing negative effects on the environment and replacing the degraded environment. 
Coded list of objectives
E: Protection of the environment 
Description of the measure
Importation, exportation of wild animals or products of wild animals and wild plants are governed by permission
issued by competent authorities in accordance with the provisions of the Convention on International Trade in
endangered species of wild fauna and flora. 
Reference of the measure
Art 24 
Measure also domestic

Products affected by the measure.

Code Product Partial coverage Partial coverage indication Date in Date out
0102 Live bovine animals. Yes Wild animals    
0103 Live swine. Yes Wild animals    
0106 Other live animals. Yes Wild animals    
05 Products of animal origin,not elsewhere specified or included Yes Of wild animals    
41 Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather Yes Of wild animals    
4301 Raw furskins (including heads, tails, paws and other pieces or cuttings, suitable for furriers' use), other than raw hides and skins of heading 41.01, 41.02 or 41.03. Yes Of wild animals    
4302 Tanned or dressed furskins (including heads, tails, paws and other pieces or cuttings), unassembled, or assembled (without the addition of other materials) other than those of heading 43.03. Yes Of wild animals    
4303 Articles of apparel, clothing accessories and other articles of furskin. Yes Of wild animals    
PG: 4 Plants and plant products Yes Wild plants    
Wild animals or products of wild animals and wild plants 

Countries/Regions affected by the measure.

Inclusion/Exclusion Country Date in Date out
Inclusion Entire world    
All countries