Resolutions of the Conference of the Parties in effect after the 18th meeting

At each of its meetings, the Conference of the Parties to CITES considers problems of implementation of the Convention and its effectiveness. The results of its deliberations are in the form of recommendations (Article XI, paragraph 3) that are recorded either in Resolutions or in Decisions of the Conference of the Parties.

The Resolutions are generally intended to provide long-standing guidance over periods of many years. The Resolutions include the guidance provided by the Conference of the Parties on how to interpret the provisions of the Convention but also include: the documents establishing the permanent committees; the budget and work programme of the Secretariat; rules for controlling the trade (such as issuing permits and marking specimens in trade); and the texts establishing long-term compliance processes.

All valid Resolutions after the 18th meeting of the Conference of the Parties are available below. 

* Changes made on 06/04/2020 to correctly reflect what was agreed at CoP18.
Fifteenth meeting of the Conference of the Parties
Conf. 15.2 Wildlife trade policy reviews
Fourteenth meeting of the Conference of the Parties
Conf. 14.3 (Rev. CoP18) CITES compliance procedures
Conf. 14.6 (Rev. CoP16) Introduction from the sea
Conf. 14.4 Cooperation between CITES and ITTO regarding trade in tropical timber
Conf. 14.7 (Rev. CoP15) Management of nationally established export quotas
Conf. 14.5 Dialogue meetings
Conf. 14.8 (Rev. CoP17) Periodic Review of species included in Appendices I and II
Seventh meeting of the Conference of the Parties
Conf. 7.12 (Rev. CoP15) Marking requirements for trade in specimens of taxa with populations in both Appendix I and Appendix II
Sixth meeting of the Conference of the Parties
Conf. 6.7 Interpretation of Article XIV, paragraph 1, of the Convention
Fifth meeting of the Conference of the Parties
Conf. 5.10 (Rev. CoP15) Definition of 'primarily commercial purposes'
Conf. 5.20 (Rev. CoP17) Guidelines for the Secretariat when making recommendations in accordance with Article XV
Third meeting of the Conference of the Parties
Conf. 3.4* Technical cooperation
Second meeting of the Conference of the Parties
Conf. 2.11 (Rev.) Trade in hunting trophies of species listed in Appendix I