A product is protected if it is:
- Listed in an appendix of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (27 UST 1087; TIAS 8249);
- Considered an endangered or threatened species under the Endangered Species Act of 1973
(16 U.S.C. 1531 et seq.);
- Covered by any State or foreign regulation or law that provides for the protection of plants, conservation of species that are indigenous and threatened with extinction, or that regulates the theft or unlawful taking of plants.