Review of Significant Trade (RST)

Resolution Conf. 12.8 (Rev. CoP18) on Review of Significant Trade in specimens of Appendix-II species was designed to identify Appendix-II listed species that may be subject to unsustainable levels of international trade, and identify problems and solutions concerning effective implementation of Article IV paragraph 2 a), 3 and 6 a) of the Convention.

Decision 17.108 (Rev. CoP18) requests the Secretariat to develop, test and establish a Review of Significant Trade Tracking and Management database as an essential tool for the effective implementation and transparency of the process. The Decision is being implemented thanks to a contribution from the European Union. The United Nations International Computing Centre (UNICC) developed the tracking and management system, assisted by a Technical Advisory Group convened by the Secretariat. UNEP-WCMC is currently assisting the Secretariat in adding data prior to the launch of the database.

Decisions 17.109 (Rev. CoP18) and 17.110 (Rev. CoP18), directing the Secretariat to develop a user-friendly guide and a comprehensive training model on the Review of Significant Trade, are to be implemented after the Review of Significant Trade Tracking and Management database becomes operational.

Provisions of the Convention

Article IV paragraph 2 a), 3 and 6 a) of the Convention

Resolutions and Decisions

Notifications

  • Notification to Parties No. 2019/027 Implementation of Resolution Conf. 12.8 (Rev. CoP17) (Review of Significant Trade in specimens of Appendix-II species) – Recommendations of the Standing Committee
     
  • Notification to Parties No. 2020/006 (20 January 2020) Implementation of Resolution Conf. 12.8 (Rev. CoP18) on Review of Significant Trade in specimens of Appendix-II species

Relevant documentation

AC31 Doc.13.1 and its Addendum on Overview of the Review of Significant Trade

AC31 Doc. 13.4 on Species selected following CoP18

AC30 Doc.12.2 on Species selected following CoP17

PC25 Doc. 15.1 and its Addendum on Overview of the Review of Significant Trade

PC25 Doc. 15.4 on Species selected following CoP18

PC25 Doc. 15.5 and its Addendum on Inclusion of Pterocarpus erinaceus in the Review of Significant Trade

AC31 Doc. 13.5 / PC25 Doc. 15.6 on Country-wide significant trade reviews

SC2020 Inf. 11 on Review of Significant Trade in specimens of Appendix-II species: Update on progress to the standing committee

SC71 Doc. 12 on Review of Significant Trade in specimens of Appendix-II species

SC70 Doc. 29.1 on Review of Significant Trade in specimens of Appendix-II species - Implementation of recommendations of the Animals and Plants Committees

SC70 Doc. 29.2 on Review of Significant Trade in specimens of Appendix-II species - Review of recommendations to suspend trade made more than two years ago

RST Monitoring System