18.331 - 18.332 Guidance for the publication of the Appendices

Decision directed to:
Based on its experience, in consideration of the issues raised in document CoP18 Doc. 103, its discussions with Parties (especially those that amend legislation after each Conference of the Parties), and the recommendations of the 18th meeting of the Conference of the Parties on this subject, the Secretariat shall:
a) in consultation with the Animals and Plants Committees, develop guidance for improved clarity and predictability in the presentation of the Appendices;
b) distribute the draft guidance by Notification to seek comments from Parties, and consider and incorporate comments as appropriate into a revised draft; and
c) submit the draft guidance for consideration by the Standing Committee, incorporate comments from the Standing Committee into the guidance, and publish the guidance on the CITES website.
Decision directed to:
Standing Committee
The Standing Committee shall review the draft guidance and provide comments and recommendations to the Secretariat for finalization of the document.