The African Elephant Conservation Act (original language) protects declining populations of African Elephants. The law was enacted to assist with the conservation and protection of the African elephant by supporting conservation programs of African countries. Additionally, the law enacted multiple prohibitions related to the international trade of ivory. The law prohibits the import of raw ivory from any non ivory producing country. It also requires that raw or worked ivory imported from any ivory producing country be verified that it was not exported in violation of CITES or that foreign country's laws. Any imports containing personal effects made from ivory must be certified that they were derived from legal sources. The law also prohibits the export of any raw ivory from the United States.