Plants Committee

Annotations for tree species included in Appendices II and III

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.
 

Identification Manual

Identification Manual
 
Directed to the Animals and Plants Committees and the Secretariat
16.59 The Animals and Plants Committees shall:
  a)  form an intersessional working group comprising at least one representative from each region of both Committees to assist in identifying CITES-listed taxa, taking account of existing CITES identification and guidance material as well as other material produced by Parties, non-governmental organizations and intergovernmental organizations;
  b)  determine, in collaboration with Parties, the current availability of identification and guidance material (printed and electronic) to increase accessibility to Parties;
  c)  consult with Parties to assess the need for additional identification material, including material under production by Parties and requested in Decisions;
  d)  compile a list of outstanding Decisions directing the Parties, the Animals and Plants Committees, and the Secretariat to produce identification and guidance material for CITES-listed taxa;
  e)  review, in collaboration with the Secretariat, and, taking into account new Web-based technologies, make recommendations, including amendments to Resolution Conf. 11.19 (Rev. CoP16) on Identification Manual, to promote accuracy and availability of identification and guidance material; and
  f)  report progress at the 17th meeting of the Conference of the Parties.

 

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