17.87 (Rev. CoP18) - 17.88 (Rev. CoP18) Domestic markets for frequently illegally traded specimens

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17.87 (Rev. CoP18)

Decision directed to: Secretariat

The Secretariat, subject to external funding and in consultation with relevant Parties, is requested to:
a) undertake a study of the domestic controls in consumer markets for specimens of CITES-listed species for which international trade is predominantly illegal, other than elephant ivory; and
b) report the findings and recommendations of this study, as well its own recommendations, to the Standing Committee.

17.88 (Rev. CoP18)

Decision directed to: Standing Committee

The Standing Committee at its 73rd meeting shall review the findings and recommendations of the report referred to in Decision 17.87 (Rev. CoP18) and any recommendations of the Secretariat and make recommendations for consideration at the 19th 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.