17.87 to 17.88 Domestic markets for frequently illegally traded specimens

17.87

Decision directed to: Secretariat

The Secretariat, subject to external funding and in consultation with relevant Parties, is requested to:
a) contract independent consultant(s) to undertake a study of the domestic controls in consumer markets for specimens of CITES-listed species for which international trade is predominantly illegal; and
b) report the findings and recommendations of this study to the 70th meeting of the Standing Committee.


17.88

Decision directed to: Standing Committee

At its 70th meeting, the Standing Committee is requested to review the findings and recommendations of the Secretariat’s report in Decision 17.87 and make recommendations for consideration at the 18th meeting of the Conference of the Parties, including appropriate revisions to existing resolutions, to strengthen domestic controls addressing illegal trade in specimens of CITES-listed species for which international trade is predominantly illegal.