Tools and Resources
- Resolution Conf. 9.7 (Rev. CoP15) Transit and transhipment
- Resolution Conf. 9.19 (Rev. CoP15) Registration of nurseries that artificially propagate specimens of App-I plant species for export purposes
- Resolution Conf. 10.16 (Rev.) Specimens of animal species bred in captivity
- Resolution Conf. 10.20 Frequent cross-border movements of personally owned live animals
- Resolution Conf 11.10 (Rev. CoP15) Trade in stony corals
- Resolution Conf. 11.11 (Rev. CoP18) Regulation of trade in plants
- Resolution Conf. 11.15 (Rev. CoP18) Non-commercial loan, donation or exchange of museum and herbarium specimens
- Resolution Conf. 12.3 (Rev. CoP19) Permits and certificates
- Resolution Conf. 12.10 (Rev. CoP15) Registration of operations that breed App-I animal species in captivity for commercial purposes
- Resolution Conf. 13.6 (Rev. CoP18) Implementation of Article VII, para.2, concerning 'pre-Convention' specimens
- Resolution Conf. 13.7 (Rev. CoP17) Control of trade in personal and household effects
- Resolution Conf. 16.8 (Rev. CoP17) Frequent cross-border non-commercial movements of musical instruments
Personal and household effects
The table below summarizes the information communicated by Parties, in response to Notifications to the Parties No. 2005/016 of 22 March 2005 and No. 2006/041 of 28 June 2006, to indicate whether export permits are needed for the movement of personal effects of Appendix-II species.
|Mainland||No exemption exists. An export permit is still required for the movement of personal effects of Appendix-II species|
|Hong Kong Special Administration Region||An exemption exists for specimens that are personal or household effects, under the circumstances prescribed in Resolution Conf. 13.7 (Rev. CoP17)|
|Macao Special Administrative Region||An exemption exists for specimens that are personal or household effects, under the circumstances prescribed under Article VII, paragraph 3, of the Convention|
|European Union (Austria, Belgium, Cyprus, the Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, the Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden)||Control of trade in personal and household effects with the European Union|
|United States of America|
Further information can be found in Resolution Conf. 13.7 (Rev. CoP17) (Control of trade in personal and household effects), in particular on the limits that the Conference of the Parties has established on the number of specimens of certain CITES-listed species that may be considered as personal effects.
Resolution Conf. 10.20 (Frequent cross-border movements of personally owned live animals) allows for the issuance of a certificate of ownership to the personal owner of a legally acquired live animal who wishes to travel to other States with the animal as a personal or household effect.
Click here to see the table that summarizes the information communicated by Parties to indicate whether they accept such certificates.
According to Resolution. Conf. 11.10 the Convention does not apply to trade in stony corals that are fossilized. The annotation to the five of the species of corals included on the App II states: “Fossils are not subjected to the provisions of the Convention.” Parties have different interpretations of this annotation.
This section provides a list of Parties' interpretations of the annotation exempting fossil corals from the provisions of the Convention received in response to Notification to the Parties No. 2006/063 of 14 November 2006.
Countries that use phytosanitary certificates as certificates of artificial propagation
In accordance with Resolution Conf. 12.3 (Rev. CoP18), section VIII, the Parties listed below have informed the Secretariat that they use phytosanitary certificates as certificates to authorize the export of artificially propagated specimens of Appendix-II plant species. Samples of certificates that have been provided to the Secretariat can be viewed by CITES Management Authorities and Enforcement Authorities in the Forum section of this website.
Hong Kong, SAR (China)
Republic of Korea
Trade in sturgeons and paddlefish
The Secretariat has compiled the following register based on the information provided by Parties in accordance with Resolution Conf. 12.7 (Rev. CoP17) Conservation of and trade in sturgeons and paddlefish paragraph 1, a):
- Register of licensed legal exporters, processing and repackaging plants for specimens of sturgeon and paddlefish species.
Information related to Trade in captive bred animals and artificially propagated plants can be found here
6.The provisions of Articles III, IV and V shall not apply to the non-commercial loan, donation or exchange between scientists or scientific institutions registered by a Management Authority of their State, of herbarium specimens, other preserved, dried or embedded museum specimens, and live plant material which carry a label issued or approved by a Management Authority.
Resolution Conf. 11.15 (Rev. CoP18) contains further provisions regarding the use of the exemption for non-commercial loan, donation or exchange of museum, herbarium, diagnostic and forensic research specimens. At its 73rd meeting, the CITES Standing Committee endorsed the Guidance on the use of the scientific exchange exemption and the simplified procedures to issue permits and certificates. The guidance is available here.