Notification to the Parties
No. 1999/07 Geneva, 29 January 1999
Transit and transhipment
The Conference of the Parties recommends, in Resolution Conf. 9.7 (adopted in Fort Lauderdale, 1994) that the phrase "transit or transhipment of specimens", in Article VII, paragraph 1 of the Convention, be interpreted to refer only to specimens that remain in Customs control and are in the process of shipment to a consignee named on the export permit or re-export certificate.
Consequently, Parties are urged:
i) to authorize transit or transhipment of specimens of CITES species on their territory only if the consignee and the country of ultimate destination is specified on the export permit or re-export certificate accompanying them: and
ii) to reject any export permit or re-export certificate when the country of destination specified on it is the country on whose territory the transit or transhipment took place, unless the provisions of Resolution Conf. 10.2, section VII, apply.
This Notification replaces Notification to the Parties No. 307.
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