PC18: Agenda and documents

Eighteenth meeting of the Plants Committee

Buenos Aires (Argentina), 17-21 March 2009

Draft agenda and documents

(all documents are provided in PDF format)

Agenda item Document No. Posted/
updated on
(dd/mm/yyyy)
1. Opening of the meeting No document  
2. Rules of Procedure PC18 Doc. 2
23/12/2008
3. Adoption of the agenda and working programme    
  3.1 Agenda PC18 Doc. 3.1 (Rev.1)
13/03/2009
07/05/2009
  3.2 Working programme PC18 Doc. 3.2
13/02/2009
4. Admission of observers PC18 Doc. 4
13/03/2009
5. Regional reports  
 
  5.1 Africa PC18 Doc. 5.1
20/03/2009
  5.2 Asia PC18 Doc. 5.2
13/03/2009
  5.3 Central and South America and the Caribbean PC18 Doc. 5.3
09/02/2009 
  5.4 Europe PC18 Doc. 5.4
09/02/2009 
  5.5 North America PC18 Doc. 5.5
09/02/2009 
  5.6 Oceania PC18 Doc. 5.6
13/03/2009
6. Strategic planning: Progress report on the work programme of the Plants Committee PC18 Doc. 6
15/01/2009
7. Cooperation  
 
  7.1 Cooperation with other multilateral instruments* PC18 Doc. 7.1
09/02/2009
  7.2 Collaboration with the Global Strategy for Plant Conservation of the Convention on Biological Diversity PC18 Doc. 7.2
 09/02/2009 
8. Review of Significant Trade in specimens of Appendix-II species    
  8.1 Progress report on the development of the Significant Trade Online Management System* PC18 Doc. 8.1
09/02/2009
  8.2 Evaluation of the Review of Significant Trade* PC18 Doc. 8.2
09/02/2009
  8.3 Overview of the species-based Review of Significant Trade
13/02/2009
  8.4 Species selected following CoP14 PC18 Doc. 8.4
23/12/2008
  8.5 Progress report on seven Asian species of medicinal plants PC18 Doc. 8.5 (Rev.1)
13/02/2009
20/02/2009
9. Review of the use of source code 'R' * PC18 Doc. 9
 09/02/2009 
10. Hybrids and cultivars under the Convention PC18 Doc. 10
15/01/2009
11. Annotations    
  11.1 Cactaceae and Orchidaceae: merging and amendment of annotations #1 and #4 PC18 Doc. 11.1
 09/02/2009 
  11.2 Orchids: annotation for species included in Appendix II PC18 Doc. 11.2
23/12/2008
  11.3 Review of trade in finished products for certain taxa PC18 Doc. 11.3
 09/02/2009 
  11.4 Amendment of the annotation for Appendix-II orchids to exempt seed pods PC18 Doc. 11.4
 09/02/2009 
  11.5 Clarification of the exemption for flasked seedlings of Appendix-I orchids PC18 Doc. 11.5
 09/02/2009 
  11.6 Tree species: annotations for species included in Appendices II and III PC18 Doc. 11.6
 09/02/2009 
12. Exchange of herbarium specimens PC18 Doc. 12
 09/02/2009 
13. Timber issues  
 
  13.1 Bigleaf mahogany  
 
    13.1.1 Progress on the implementation of the action plan for bigleaf mahogany – Report of the Secretariat PC18 Doc. 13.1.1
13/02/2009
    13.1.2 Mahogany Working Group progress report PC18 Doc. 13.1.2 (Rev.1)
13/02/2009
24/02/2009
  13.2 Progress report on the joint CITES-ITTO timber project PC18 Doc. 13.2
 09/02/2009 
  13.3 Progress on the implementation of the action plan for Cedrela odorata, Dalbergia retusa, D. granadillo and D. stevensonii – Report of the Secretariat PC18 Doc. 13.3
13/02/2009
  13.4 Inconsistent implementation of Appendix-III timber listings annotated to include only the national populations of the listing countries PC18 Doc. 13.4
 09/02/2009 
14. Non-detriment findings  
 
  14.1 International expert workshop on non-detriment findings* PC18 Doc. 14.1
 09/02/2009 
  14.2 Report of the plants working groups in the International expert workshop on non-detriment findings PC18 Doc. 14.2
 09/02/2009 
  14.3 Timber species and Prunus africana PC18 Doc. 14.3
 09/02/2009 
  14.4 Medicinal plants PC18 Doc. 14.4
28/01/2009
  14.5 Agarwood-producing species PC18 Doc. 14.5
28/01/2009
15. Definition of non-timber forest products PC18 Doc. 15
15/01/2009
16. Proposals for possible consideration at CoP15  
 
  16.1 Proposals to amend the Appendices  
 
    16.1.1 Periodic review of plant species included in the CITES Appendices PC18 Doc. 16.1.1
09/02/2009
    16.1.2 Review of succulent Euphorbia spp. in Appendix II PC18 Doc. 16.1.2
09/02/2009
    16.1.3 Cedrela spp., Dalbergia retusa, D. granadillo and D. stevensonii PC18 Doc. 16.1.3
15/01/2009
    16.1.4 Proposal to include Bulnesia sarmientoi in Appendix II PC18 Doc. 16.1.4
28/01/2009
  16.2 Other proposals  
 
    16.2.1 Certification and labelling of timber PC18 Doc. 16.2.1
28/01/2009
17. Preparation of the Chair's report for CoP15 No document
 
18. Nomenclatural matters  
 
  18.1 Revision and publication of CITES Appendices* PC18 Doc. 18.1
23/12/2008
  18.2 Report of the nomenclature specialist of the Plants Committee PC18 Doc. 18.2
09/02/2009
19. Progress report on the Identification Manual    
20. Time and venue of the 19th meeting of the Plants Committee No document  
21. Any other business No document  
  21.1 Trade in Agavaceae PC18 Doc. 21.1
09/02/2009
  21.2 Transport working group – Proceedings and plans PC18 Doc. 21.2
28/01/2009
22. Closing remarks No document  

Information documents

Document title Document Language
1. Final report on the Workshop on Implementation of Review of Significant Trade Recommendations for Prunus africana (prepared by the Secretariat) PC18 Inf. 1 English
2. Workshop on Implementation of Review of Significant Trade (RST) Recommendations for Prunus africana (submitted by the Chair of the Plants Committee) PC18 Inf. 2 English
3. Fourth meeting of the Bigleaf Mahogany Working Group and first Latin American workshop on the joint CITES-ITTO project: ensuring international trade in CITES-listed timber species is consistent with their sustainable management and conservation (submitted by Mexico, as Chair of the Bigleaf Mahogany Working Group of the Plants Committee) PC18 Inf. 3 English
4. Intergovernmental science-policy platform on biodiversity and ecosystem services (prepared by the Executive Director to the Governing Council of the United Nations Environment Programme and submitted by the Secretariat) PC18 Inf. 4 English
5. Preliminary gap analysis for the purpose of facilitating the discussions on how to strengthen the science-policy interface (prepared by the Executive Director to the Governing Council of the United Nations Environment Programme and submitted by the Secretariat) PC18 Inf. 5 English
6. Trade survey study on succulent Euphorbia species protected by CITES and used as cosmetic, food and medicine, with special focus on Candelilla wax PC18 Inf. 6 English
7. Periodic review of plant species included in the CITES Appendices Look-alikes of Malagasy species in Appendix I (submitted by the Management Authority of Switzerland) PC18 Inf. 7 English
8. Summary review of merbau (genus Intsia) from major range States (prepared by TRAFFIC and submitted by the Scientific Authority of Germany) PC18 Inf. 8 English
9. Amendments to the United States Lacey Act (submitted by the United States of America) PC18 Inf. 9 English
10. EVALUACIÓN DEL ESTATUS DE EUPHORBIA ANTISYPHILITICA EN MÉXICO DENTRO DE LOS APÉNDICES DE LA CITES (submitted by Mexico) PC18 Inf. 10 Spanish
11. Draft proposal for amendment of Appendices I and II: Orothamnus zeyheri (submitted by South Africa) PC18 Inf. 11 English
12. Draft proposal for amendment of Appendices I and II: Protea odorata (submitted by South Africa) PC18 Inf. 12 English
13. INFORME DE AVANCES DEL PERÚ EN LA APLICACIÓN DEL PLAN DE ACCIÓN
PARA CEDRELA ODORATA (submitted by Peru)
PC18 Inf. 13 Spanish
14. Significant Trade Review Online Management System (submitted by UNEP-WCMC) PC18 Inf. 14 English
15. This document has been deleted as it had already been posted as document PC18 Inf. 10.    
16. Reporting of trade in artificially-propagated plants (submitted by UNEP-WCMC) PC18 Inf. 16 English
17. International commerce and annotation for finished products containing candelilla wax derived from Euphorbia antisyphilitica (submitted by the American Herbal Products Association) PC18 Inf. 17 English

*This agenda item will also be discussed during the 24th meeting of the Animals Committee.