Countries currently subject to a recommendation to suspend trade

(Last update: 09/09/2013)

Country Notification Basis Scope Valid from
Afganistan No. 2013/018 (17/05/2013) Annual reports All trade 17 May 2013
Bahrain No. 2013/013 (02/05/2013) Significant trade Falco cherrug 22 January 2007
Belize No. 2013/013 (02/05/2013) Significant trade Myrmecophila tibicinis 15 June 2010
Benin No. 2013/013 (02/05/2013) Significant trade Pandinus imperator 2 May 2013
Cameroon No. 2013/013 (02/05/2013) Significant trade Hippopotamus amphibius 7 September 2012
Comoros No. 2013/013 (02/05/2013) Significant trade Phelsuma comorensis;
Phelsuma v-nigra
22 August 2008
Côte d'Ivoire No. 2013/013 (02/05/2013) Significant trade Pericopsis elata 7 September 2012
Democratic Republic of Congo No. 2013/013 (02/05/2013) Significant trade Poicephalus robustus;
Stigmochelys
1 pardalis
9 July 2001
Djibouti No. 2011/010 (19/01/2011) National legislation All commercial trade 30 April 2004
Equatorial Guinea No. 2013/013 (02/05/2013) Significant trade Psittacus erithacus 22 August 2008
Chamaeleo feae 7 September 2012
Prunus africana 3 February 2009
Gambia No. 2014/046 (13/10/2014) Annual reports All trade 13 October 2014
Grenada No. 2013/013 (02/05/2013) Significant trade Strombus gigas 12 May 2006
Guinea No. 2013/013 (02/05/2013) Significant trade Balearica pavonina 2 May 2013
No. 2013/017 (16/05/2013) Compliance and enforcement All commercial trade 16 May 2013
Haiti No. 2013/013 (02/05/2013) Significant trade Strombus gigas 29 September 2003
Islamic Republic of Iran No. 2013/013 (02/05/2013) Significant trade Huso huso 2 May 2013
Kazakhstan No. 2013/013 (02/05/2013) Significant trade Huso huso 2 May 2013
Lao People's Democratic Republic No. 2013/013 (02/05/2013) Significant trade Cuora galbinifrons 27 July 2009
Heosemys annandalii 7 September 2012
Heosemys grandis 7 September 2012
Naja spp.(= N. atra, N. kaouthia, N. siamensis) 30 April 2004
Dendrobium nobile 3 February 2009
Lesotho No. 2013/020 (17/05/2013) Annual reports All trade 17 May 2013
Madagascar No. 2013/013 (02/05/2013) Significant trade Coracopsis vasa 20 January 1995
Calumma spp.2 and Furcifer spp.2 (except C. andringitraense, C. boettgeri, C. brevicorne, C. fallax, C. gallus, C. gastrotaenia, C. glawi, C. globifer, C. guillaumeti, C. malthe, C. marojezense, C. nasutum, C. oshaughnessyi, C. parsonii, C. vencesi, F. antimena, F. bifidus, F. campani, F. lateralis, F. minor, F. oustaleti, F. pardalis, F. petteri, F. rhinoceratus, F. verrucosus and F. willsii)
Phelsuma spp. (except P. grandis, P. kochi, P. laticauda, P. lineata, P. madagascariensis and P. quadriocellata)
No. 2010/015 (17/06/2010) Monitoring of ranching operations Crocodylus niloticus 17 June 2010
Mali No. 2013/013 (02/05/2013) Significant trade Poicephalus robustus 9 July 2001
Uromastyx dispar 22 August 2008
Mauritania No. 2004/055 (30/07/2004) National legislation All commercial trade 30 July 2004
Mozambique No. 2013/013 (02/05/2013) Significant trade Hippopotamus amphibius 7 September 2012
Cordylus mossambicus 7 September 2012
Cordylus tropidosternum 10 August 2001
Cycadaceae, Stangeriaceae and Zamiaceae 6 December 2006
Niger No. 2013/013 (02/05/2013) Significant trade Chamaeleo africanus 30 July 2004
Russian Federation No. 2013/013 (02/05/2013) Significant trade Huso huso 2 May 2013
Rwanda No. 2013/013 (02/05/2013) Significant trade Balearica regulorum 2 May 2013
Solomon Islands No. 2013/013 (02/05/2013) Significant trade Corucia zebrata 9 July 2001
Ornithoptera urvillianus 20 January 1995
Ornithoptera victoriae
Somalia No. 2004/055 (30/07/2004) National legislation All commercial trade 30 July 2004
No. 2006/074 (14/12/2006) Annual reports All trade 19 December 2002
South Sudan No. 2013/013 (02/05/2013) Significant trade Balearica pavonina 2 May 2013
Sudan No. 2013/013 (02/05/2013) Significant trade Balearica pavonina 2 May 2013
Togo No. 2013/013 (02/05/2013) Significant trade Poicephalus robustus 9 July 2001
No. 2013/013 (02/05/2013) Significant trade Pandinus imperator 2 May 2013
United Republic of Tanzania No. 2013/013 (02/05/2013) Significant trade Agapornis fischeri 20 April 1993
Malacochersus tornieri

This suspension does not apply to specimens of this species produced from ranching or captive-breeding operations, for which the annual export quota has to be agreed between the Management Authority and the Secretariat
20 April 1993

30 June 1998
Prunus africana 3 February 2009
No. 2013/013 (02/05/2013) Significant trade Balearica regulorum 2 May 2013
Viet Nam No. 2013/013 (02/05/2013) Significant trade Hippocampus kuda 2 May 2013

 

1. Formerly Geochelone.
2. Formerly Chamaeleo spp.

Note:

As can be seen in the table above, a country can be subject to several recommendations to suspend trade and these recommendations may be different in scope. For example, there may be a recommendation to suspend all trade in specimens of CITES species with a certain country, or all commercial trade in CITES species, or all trade in specimens of a particular species. In such cases, all of the recommendations should be taken into account by Management Authorities considering applications for permits or certificates.

The reason why there can be more than one trade suspension in place for a country is because there are several processes that can result in such a recommendation. The recommendations are made at different times, independently of each other, and each one remains in effect until the criteria for its withdrawal have been met.