The Agreement was concluded between the European Union, Canada and Russia. It sets standards for humane methods of trapping wild animals and measures for the certification of traps. In addition, it provides opportunities for continuing the fur trade between the parties without prejudice to the objectives of the Agreement.
Russia has developed and tested new traps that meet the requirements set forth in the Agreement on International Standards for the Humane Trapping of Wild Animals. A new trap for sable has already received certification in Canada. The introduction of new types of traps for the fur trade is the main issue for the parties to the Agreement and it will take a certain amount of time to resolve it.