Standing Committee

Cooperation of CITES with other biodiversity-related conventions

Cooperation of CITES with other biodiversity-related conventions
 
Directed to the Standing Committee
16.12 The Standing Committee shall further pursue this work and report at the 17th meeting of the Conference of the Parties.

 

Hoodia spp.

Hoodia spp.
 
Directed to the Standing Committee
16.150 The Working Group on Annotations should review the annotation to the listing of Hoodia species with a view to its standardization and amendment, as appropriate.

 

Ginseng (Panax ginseng and P. quinquefolius)

Ginseng (Panax ginseng and P. quinquefolius)
 
Directed to the Standing Committee
16.151 The Working Group on Annotations should review the annotation to the listing of Panax ginseng and P. quinquefolius with a view to its standardization and amendment, as appropriate.

 

Review of Resolution Conf. 10.9 on Consideration of proposals for the transfer of African elephant populations from Appendix I to Appendix II

Review of Resolution Conf. 10.9 on Consideration of proposals for the transfer of African elephant populations from Appendix I to Appendix II
 
Directed to the Standing Committee
16.160 The Standing Committee shall establish a working group to review Resolution Conf. 10.9 as appropriate, and present its proposals at the 17th meeting of the Conference of the Parties. The working group shall work in collaboration and consultation with all African elephant range States. To the extent possible, the working group will operate in English and French.

 

Disposal of illegally-traded and confiscated specimens of Appendix-I, -II and -III species

Disposal of illegally-traded and confiscated specimens of Appendix-I, -II and -III species
 
Directed to the Standing Committee
16.47 The Standing Committee shall review Resolutions Conf. 9.9, Conf. 9.10 (Rev. CoP15) and Conf. 10.7 (Rev. CoP15) with a view to determining whether to consolidate any of their provisions or simplify their provisions, and shall report its conclusions and recommendations at the 17th meeting of the Conference of the Parties.

 

Electronic permitting

Electronic permitting
 
Directed to the Stamding Committee
16.54 The Standing Committee shall extend the mandate of its Working Group on Information Technologies and Electronic Systems in order for it to perform the following tasks:
  a)  collaborate with the CITES Secretariat in the drafting of funding proposals related to the development of CITES e-permitting systems;
  b)  work with the United Nations Centre for Trade Facilitation and Electronic Business, the World Customs Organization and other relevant organizations to ensure that CITES e-permits are aligned with international trade standards and norms;
  c)  collaborate with the UNEP World Conservation Monitoring Centre to further develop the Electronic Permit Information eXchange to act as a clearing-house of CITES e-permits and certificates and to offer Parties in developing regions a ready-to-use electronic CITES permitting system;
  d)  work with the CITES Secretariat to ensure that the CITES toolkit is updated as necessary; and
  e)  support the participation in the Working Group of developing countries party to CITES.

 

Decision-making mechanism for a process of trade in ivory

Decision-making mechanism for a process of trade in ivory
 
Directed to the Stamding Committee
16.55 The Standing Committee shall:
  a)  with the assistance of the Secretariat, propose for approval at the latest at the 17th meeting of the Conference of the Parties (CoP17) a decision-making mechanism for a process of trade in ivory under the auspices of the Conference of the Parties;
  b)  at its 64th meeting, establish a working group, composed of the Chair of the Standing Committee, specified key Party stakeholders and the Secretariat, to implement the instruction in paragraph a) of the present Decision. The working group shall work intersessionally and take into consideration relevant documents submitted at previous meetings of the Standing Committee and the findings and comments in document CoP16 Doc. 36 (Rev. 1), and consult additional experts or stakeholders, if considered necessary. The Standing Committee shall consider the findings and recommendations of the working group at its 65th meeting, decide on further actions as required, and agree on a final proposal at its 66th meeting for submission at CoP17; and
  c)  conduct its work on the development of a decision making mechanism in consultation with all African and Asian elephant range States and, to the extent possible, in both English and French.

 

Great apes (Hominidae spp.)

Great apes (Hominidae spp.)
 
Directed to the Standing Committee
16.67 The Standing Committee, assisted by the Secretariat, and in consultation with interested Parties, GRASP, the Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species of Wild Animals, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, the Animals Committee and other bodies as appropriate, review Resolution Conf. 13.4 (Rev. CoP16), with a view to establishing an illegal trade reporting mechanism, and present a summary of its consultations and its recommendations at the 17th meeting of the Conference of the Parties.

 

Pages