16.58 (Rev. CoP17) Physical inspection of timber shipments

16.58 (Rev. CoP17)

Decision directed to: Secretariat

By the 69th meeting of the Standing Committee, the Secretariat shall:
a) obtain information and materials from those Parties that have reported that they have developed tools and procedures for the identification and measurement of CITES-listed tree species, and the physical inspection of timber shipments;
b) publish the information on the CITES website so that it can be accessed by CITES plant inspection and enforcement authorities; and
c) incorporate this information into its capacity-building activities related to timber trade.