16.56 & 16.57 Use of taxonomic serial numbers

Directed to Parties
16.56 Parties, particularly those engaged in the development of Single Window environments, are encouraged to consider the usefulness of incorporating taxonomic serial numbers in their domestic systems for management of data on authorization of trade under CITES, and alternatives to such numbers that they might use or be using, and to provide comments to the Secretariat.


Directed to the Secretariat
16.57 The Secretariat shall, subject to the availability of external funding, compile information voluntarily provided by the Parties in accordance with Decision 16.56, make recommendations, as appropriate, for consideration by the Standing Committee at its 66th meeting and make this information available to Parties at the 17th meeting of the Conference of the Parties.