14.148 (Rev. CoP16), 14.149 & 15.35 Annotations for tree species included in Appendices II and III

 
Directed to the Standing Committee and Plants Committee
14.148 (Rev. CoP16) a)  Based on the results of the timber trade study, the Standing Committee and PlantsCommittee, via the working group called for in Decision 16.162, shall review theannotations for tree species listed in Appendices II and III and, if appropriate, draftamendments to the annotations and prepare clear definitions for the terms used inthose annotations in order to facilitate their use and understanding by CITESauthorities, enforcement officers, exporters and importers.
  b)  The amended annotations shall focus on specimens that appear in international trade as exports from range States and those which dominate the trade in and demand for the wild resource.
  c)  As appropriate, the Standing Committee, in close cooperation with the Plants Committee, shall draft a proposal to amend any annotation in the Appendices and any amendments to Resolution Conf. 10.13 (Rev. CoP15).
  d)  The Standing Committee, in close cooperation with the Plants Committee, shall request that the Secretariat submit on its behalf any proposal to amend Resolution Conf. 10.13 (Rev. CoP15) for consideration at the 17th meeting of the Conference of the Parties (CoP17). The Plants Committee shall request that the Depositary Government submit on its behalf any proposal to amend the annotations in the Appendices for consideration at CoP17.
 

 

 

Directed to the Secretariat

14.149 Subject to the availability of external funding, the Secretariat shall prepare a glossary with definitions and training materials to illustrate the content of the amended annotations, the terms used and their practical implementation when applying the law and controls.

 

 
 

Directed to the Secretariat

15.35 The Secretariat shall commission a trade study, subject to available funding, to be conducted by an external consultant in cooperation with the International Tropical Timber Organization, to review the trade in timber species listed in Appendices II and III to determine the types of specimens that initially appear in international trade or are exported from range States and regarding those which dominate the trade in and demand for the wild resource. Once the specimens that meet these criteria have been determined, the study should also determine which six-digit universal HS codes and associated definitions are applicable to these specimens. The Secretariat shall provide the results of this study to the Plants Committee.