Notification to the Parties
No. 1005 Geneva, 19 December 1997
Submission of Nationally Established Export Quotas for 1998
1. The Secretariat is in the process of preparing a Notification on export quotas for calendar year 1998. It would like to send this to the Parties as early as possible next year, preferably before the end of January, and to avoid having to issue two Notifications on export quotas for 1998. To meet these two objectives, the Secretariat requests that the Parties provide it with details of the export quotas that they have established for 1998, by 15 January 1998 at the latest.
2. The information requested should be presented in a format similar to that used in the table that was transmitted with Notification to the Parties No. 994 of 29 October 1997.
3. For species included in the table transmitted with Notification No. 994, changes from the 1997 export quota levels may be transmitted to the Secretariat on an annotated photocopy of the relevant page of that table.
4. For information on quotas relating to the African elephant, concerned range States should refer to the section entitled 'Regarding quotas for and trade in raw ivory' in Resolution Conf. 10.10.
5. The Parties are invited to consider the following points when deciding on the export quotas for 1998.
a) The information that should be communicated to the Secretariat, and which should appear on export permits, is the annual export quota established for calendar year 1998 (1 January to 31 December). This applies even when the capture or hunting season includes the end of one calendar year and the beginning of the following calendar year.
b) Parties that wish to allow the export in 1998 of specimens legally acquired in 1997 or previous years should ensure that the quota for 1998 includes such specimens. The number of such specimens should be indicated in the lists of the quotas submitted, e.g. 800 + 45 (800 being the export quota established for 1998 and 45 being the number of specimens acquired in previous years.
6. The Secretariat thanks the Parties in advance for their co-operation and prompt action.
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