18.117 - 18.119 Closure of domestic ivory markets

Decision directed to:
Parties that have not closed their domestic markets for commercial trade in raw and worked ivory are requested to report to the Secretariat for consideration by the Standing Committee at its 73rd and 74th meetings on what measures they are taking to ensure that their domestic ivory markets are not contributing to poaching or illegal trade.
Decision directed to:
The Secretariat shall compile the reports and make them available to Parties in advance of the Standing Committee meetings.
Decision directed to:
Standing Committee
The Standing Committee shall:
a) consider the reports under Decision 18.118; and
b) report on this matter and make recommendations, as appropriate and consistent with the scope and mandate of the Convention, to the 19th meeting of Conference of the Parties.