Notifications to the Parties

2016
No. Date of issue Status Title
2016/064 06/12/2016 Valid New CITES Appendices in effect after the 17th meeting of the Conference of the Parties
2016/063 29/11/2016 Valid AMENDMENTS TO APPENDICES I AND II OF THE CONVENTION – adopted by the Conference of the Parties at its 17th meeting, Johannesburg (South Africa), 24 September – 4 October 2016
2016/062 21/11/2016 Valid PALAU – Withdrawal of reservations
2016/060 10/11/2016 Valid MADAGASCAR – Security stamps
2016/059 08/11/2016 Valid Email correspondence purporting to come from the Secretariat
2016/058 07/11/2016 Valid Summary records of the 17th meeting of the Conference of the Parties
2016/056 05/10/2016 Valid Amendment to Appendix III
2016/055 16/09/2016 Valid Registration of operations that breed Appendix-I animal species in captivity for commercial purposes
2016/054 07/09/2016 Valid Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES) – Open review of the draft scoping report ot the thematic assessment of the Sustainable Use of Biodiversity
2016/053 23/08/2016 Valid COLOMBIA – Trade of Caiman crocodilus fuscus skins
2016/052 23/08/2016 Valid Amendment to Appendix III
2016/051 28/07/2016 Valid MALAYSIA – Stolen CITES permits
2016/050 19/07/2016 Valid Seventeenth meeting of the Conference of the Parties – Updated logistical information
2016/049 18/07/2016 Valid Registration of operations that breed Appendix-I animal species in captivity for commercial purposes
2016/048 30/06/2016 Valid Update on the regional joint preparatory meetings of CITES and CBD representatives prior to the upcoming meetings of the respective Conferences of the Parties (CoP/COP)
2016/047 23/06/2016 Valid Sixty-seventh and sixty-eighth meetings of the Standing Committee
2016/046 15/06/2016 Valid QUESTIONNAIRE ON THE IMPLEMENTATION OF RESOLUTION CONF. 16.5
2016/045 14/06/2016 Valid SEVENTEENTH MEETING OF THE CONFERENCE OF THE PARTIES – Working documents and proposals to amend the Appendices
2016/044 10/06/2016 Valid Regional joint preparatory meetings of CITES and CBD representatives prior to the upcoming meetings of the respective Conference of the Parties (CoP/COPs)
2016/043 26/05/2016 Valid AMENDMENTS OF APPENDICES I AND II OF THE CONVENTION (republished on 07/06/2016 to add 2 more species and correct the taxonomic order and a Latin name)
2016/042 09/05/2016 Valid SOMALIA – Partial Withdrawal of a recommendation to suspend trade
2016/041 09/05/2016 Valid Glossary of agarwood products
2016/040 07/04/2016 Valid Registration of operations that breed Appendix-I animal species in captivity for commercial purposes
2016/039 07/04/2016 Valid Registration of operations that breed Appendix-I animal species in captivity for commercial purposes
2016/038 07/04/2016 Valid Registration of operations that breed Appendix-I animal species in captivity for commercial purposes
2016/037 01/04/2016 Valid Monitoring the illegal trade in ivory
2016/036 01/04/2016 Valid Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES) – Call for the nomination of experts to participate in a workshop to further scope the thematic assessment of the Sustainable Use of Biodiversity
2016/035 01/04/2016 Valid A call for additional members for the intersessional working group of the Plants Committee on Annotations for Appendix-II orchids: Exemption of finished products of orchids from CITES provisions
2016/034 01/04/2016 Valid CHINA – Provisional measures on the suspension of import of tusks and ivory carvings of elephants
2016/033 01/04/2016 Valid SOLOMON ISLANDS – Withdrawal of a recommendation to suspend trade
2016/032 23/03/2016 Valid Trade in Polar Bears (Ursus maritimus)
2016/031 23/03/2016 Valid Registration of operations that breed Appendix-I animal species in captivity for commercial purposes
2016/030 23/03/2016 Valid GUINEA-BISSAU AND LIBERIA – Recommendation to suspend commercial trade – National legislation
2016/029 21/03/2016 Valid LAO PEOPLE’S DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC – Withdrawal of a recommendation to suspend trade
2016/028 21/03/2016 Valid ANGOLA – Withdrawal of a recommendation to suspend trade
2016/027 21/03/2016 Valid Rules of procedures of CITES bodies
2016/026 21/03/2016 Valid Registration of operations that breed Appendix-I animal species in captivity for commercial purposes
2016/025 21/03/2016 Valid Public notice to alert Parties of a Compliance matter – National legislation
2016/024 16/03/2016 Valid SAO TOME AND PRINCIPE – Recommendation to suspend trade for non-submission of annual reports
2016/022 16/03/2016 Valid GRENADA – Recommendation to suspend trade for non-submission of annual reports
2016/021 16/03/2016 Valid DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF THE CONGO – Recommendation to suspend trade in African grey parrots
2016/020 16/03/2016 Valid Seventeenth meeting of the Conference of the Parties – General information (republished on 24/06/2016 with a clarification at the end of paragraph 2)
2016/019 15/03/2016 Valid

MADAGASCAR – Trade in Dalbergia spp. and Diospyros spp.: suspension of commercial trade in specimens of the species Dalbergia spp. and Diospyros spp. from Madagascar until further notice

2016/018 15/03/2016 Valid

Implementation of Resolution Conf. 12.8 (Rev. CoP13) (Review of Significant Trade in specimens of Appendix-II species) – Recommendations of the Standing Committee

2016/017 15/03/2016 Valid

COLOMBIA – Trade of Caiman crocodilus fuscus skins

2016/016 11/03/2016 Valid Election of regional members of the Standing Committee and of the Animals and Plants Committees
2016/015 10/03/2016 Valid Clark R. Bavin Wildlife Law Enforcement Awards
2016/014 03/03/2016 Valid Invitation to participate in the InforMEA user survey
2016/013 01/03/2016 Valid Registration of operations that breed Appendix-I animal species in captivity for commercial purposes
2016/012 16/02/2016 Valid MIKE and ETIS Technical Advisory Group (TAG) – Terms of Reference and composition
2016/009 11/02/2016 Valid NIGERIA – Withdrawal of a recommendation to suspend trade
2016/008 10/02/2016 Valid Amendment to Appendix III
2016/007 05/02/2016 Valid New annual illegal trade report
2016/006 05/02/2016 Valid New implementation report format (formerly known as biennial report)
2016/005 05/02/2016 Valid Use of Taxonomic Serial Numbers – Inputs on domestic systems for CITES trade data management using taxonomic serial numbers and their alternatives
2016/004 05/02/2016 Valid Guidelines for improving species-specific reporting requests by CITES working groups
2016/003 05/02/2016 Valid Seventeenth meeting of the Conference of the Parties – Proposals to amend the Appendices related to marine species (republished on 08/02/2016 to add the email address of the Sri Lankan Management Authority)
2016/001 18/01/2016 Valid List of valid Notifications
2015
No. Date of issue Status Title
2015/064 16/12/2015 Valid

COLOMBIA –  Export of skins of Caiman crocodilus

2015/059 03/11/2015 Valid Eighteenth meeting of the Conference of the Parties
2015/056 28/09/2015 Valid Checklist of CITES species and Species+: Web services now available to pull data from the Checklist of CITES Species and Species+
2015/055 15/09/2015 Valid LAO PEOPLE’S DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC – Withdrawal of a recommendation to suspend trade
2015/054 15/09/2015 Valid Seventeenth meeting of the Conference of the Parties – Financial support for the Sponsored Delegates Project
2015/053 14/09/2015 Valid Sixty-sixth meeting of the Standing Committee
2015/050 24/08/2015 Valid

MEXICO – Totoaba (Totoaba macdonaldi) and vaquita porpoise (Phocoena sinus)

2015/049 20/08/2015 Valid AUSTRALIA – Consultation with CITES Parties about personal and household effects exemptions
2015/047 13/08/2015 Valid MEXICO – Electronic portal for CITES permits and certificates in Mexico
2015/045 03/08/2015 Valid Selection of nominees for chairmanship of committees of the Conference of the Parties (republished on 09/10/2015 with a correction to the name of the member of the Selection Panel for Asia)
2015/043 03/08/2015 Valid Master's course on Management and Conservation of Species in Trade: the International Framework
2015/040 03/07/2015 Valid Directory of law enforcement focal points
2015/039 25/06/2015 Valid Integration of the CITES Enforcement Authorities Forum with WCO’s ENVIRONET
2015/037 23/06/2015 Valid SINGAPORE – Changes to Singapore CITES permits and certificates
2015/036 19/06/2015 Valid Seventeenth meeting of the Conference of the Parties
2015/035 15/06/2015 Valid Registration of operations that breed Appendix-I animal species in captivity for commercial purposes
2015/028 18/05/2015 Valid Submission of annual reports in electronic format
2015/023 22/04/2015 Valid SLOVENIA – Security stamps
2015/021 15/04/2015 Valid DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF THE CONGO – Withdrawal of a recommendation to suspend trade
2015/020 09/04/2015 Valid Trade in specimens of species and stocks of whales protected by the International Whaling Commission
2015/019 02/04/2015 Valid UNITED STATES OF AMERICA – Stricter domestic measures regarding import of certain snakes
2015/018 25/03/2015 Valid Implementation of Umoja by the Secretariat
2015/015 19/03/2015 Valid AUSTRALIA – Stricter domestic measures regarding import and export of African lion specimens and other species
2015/014 19/03/2015 Valid NIGERIA – Recommendation to suspend trade
2015/011 09/03/2015 Valid CHINA – Stricter domestic measures regarding import of African elephant ivory
2015/010 25/02/2015 Valid Changes in staff of the Secretariat
2015/005 21/01/2015 Valid Elephant ivory stocks: marking, inventories and security
2015/003 16/01/2015 Valid NEW ZEALAND – Stricter domestic measures regarding personal and household effects
2015/001 09/01/2015 Valid Sample permits and certificates and signature specimens
2014
No. Date of issue Status Title
2014/063 17/12/2014 Valid

Toolkit and guidelines on CITES and livelihoods

2014/061 12/12/2014 Valid

Implementation of the Convention for trade in specimens of Dalbergia cochinchinensis under the synonym Dalbergia cambodiana

2014/056 26/11/2014 Valid RUSSIAN FEDERATION – Security stamps
2014/055 26/11/2014 Valid GAMBIA – Withdrawal of a recommendation to suspend trade
2014/050 05/11/2014 Valid Special report format on measures taken in 2013 to address illegal wildlife trade
2014/048 24/10/2014 Valid Implementation of the Convention regarding trade in Appendix-III species
2014/045 10/10/2014 Valid UNITED STATES OF AMERICA – Stricter domestic measures regarding import of African elephant ivory
2014/037 11/08/2014 Valid UNITED STATES OF AMERICA – Suspension of imports of sport-hunted trophies of African elephant taken in the United Republic of Tanzania and Zimbabwe
2014/036 11/08/2014 Valid UNITED STATES OF AMERICA – Listing of five species of sturgeon as Endangered under the Endangered Species Act
2014/032 04/07/2014 Valid

Trade in Siamese rosewood (Dalbergia cochinchinensis) from Thailand

2014/024 02/06/2014 Valid Snake trade and conservation management (Serpentes spp.)
2014/022 05/05/2014 Valid Secretary-General’s Certificate of Merit
2014/018 14/04/2014 Valid INDONESIA – Ports of entry and exit for CITES specimens
2014/017 02/04/2014 Valid DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF THE CONGO – Missing permits and Verification of permits
2014/015 26/03/2014 Valid Diplomatic immunity
2014/011 28/02/2014 Valid UNITED REPUBLIC OF TANZANIA: Loss of export permits
2014/009 10/02/2014 Valid PARAGUAY: Lifting of voluntary moratorium on trade in CITES specimens
2014/006 23/01/2014 Valid Rhinoceroses (Rhinocerotidae spp.)
2014/005 22/01/2014 Valid

BURUNDI – Illegal trade in specimens of Osyris lanceolata (African sandalwood) from Burundi

2014/002 10/01/2014 Valid

CHILE – Pre-Convention stocks of alerce (Fitzroya cupressoides)

2013
No. Date of issue Status Title
2013/060 18/12/2013 Valid

Tibetan antelope (Pantholops hodgsonii)

2013/048 30/10/2013 Valid New Checklist of CITES species
2013/047 23/10/2013 Valid Reservations
2013/038 28/08/2013 Valid Interpretation of the CITES Appendices
2013/035 16/08/2013 Valid Trade in stony corals - List of coral taxa where identification to genus level is acceptable
2013/029 05/07/2013 Valid Universal tagging system for the identification of crocodilian skins - Implementation of Resolution Conf. 11.12 (Rev. CoP15)
2013/020 17/05/2013 Valid LESOTHO - Recommendation to suspend trade for non-submission of annual reports
2013/018 17/05/2013 Valid AFGHANISTAN - Recommendation to suspend trade for non-submission of annual reports
2013/017 16/05/2013 Valid GUINEA - Recommendation to suspend trade
2013/008 01/03/2013 Valid RUSSIAN FEDERATION - Import of falcons
2013/007 01/03/2013 Valid Sea cucumbers
2013/002 15/01/2013 Valid Court-ordered export permits for specimens of Appendix-II species
2012
No. Date of issue Status Title
2012/055 03/09/2012 Valid Interpretation of the annotation to Hoodia spp. in Appendix II
2012/043 25/06/2012 Valid

Status of Scleropages inscriptus ('Batik arowana') under CITES

2012/031 26/03/2012 Valid Prohibition of import of certain snakes into the United States of America
2012/024 16/03/2012 Valid Non-commercial loan, donation or exchange between registered scientists or scientific institution
2012/021 12/03/2012 Valid CAMEROON - Verification of export permits
2012/016 27/02/2012 Valid Submission of national reports
2012/003 04/01/2012 Valid Training material and the CITES Virtual College
2011
No. Date of issue Status Title
2011/056 09/12/2011 Valid Use of phytosanitary certificates as certificates of artificial propagation
2011/052 30/11/2011 Valid CITES security stamps
2011/044 06/10/2011 Valid CITES Wiki Identification Manual - Submission of identification material for species added to the Appendices
2011/029 23/08/2011 Valid Disposal of confiscated live tortoise and turtle specimens
2011/026 04/05/2011 Valid CITES Parties and National Biodiversity Strategies and Action Plans under the Convention on Biological Diversity - A Draft Guide
2011/022 24/02/2011 Valid CITES contribution to the National Portfolio Formulation Exercise of the Global Environment Facility
2011/021 24/02/2011 Valid CITES and National Biodiversity Strategies and Action Plans under the Convention on Biological Diversity
2011/019 17/02/2011 Valid Guidelines for the preparation and submission of annual reports
2011/018 11/02/2011 Valid Use of the CITES logo (republished on 05/11/2015 with a correction to the name of the staff member responsible for the CITES logo)
2011/016 10/02/2011 Valid Access to CITES texts in different languages
2011/010 19/01/2011 Valid DJIBOUTI - Reissue of a recommendation to suspend trade - National legislation
2011/005 10/01/2011 Valid Outputs from the CITES Trade Database
2010
No. Date of issue Status Title
2010/042 17/12/2010 Valid Implementation of the listing of species in Appendix III where only specified national populations are included
2010/040 06/12/2010 Valid CITES email alert service
2010/038 29/11/2010 Valid PHILIPPINES - Prohibition of trade in CITES specimens
2010/034 04/11/2010 Valid Caviar trade database
2010/024 16/08/2010 Valid ZIMBABWE - Trade in ivory carvings
2009
No. Date of issue Status Title
2009/049 26/11/2009 Valid MIKE and ETIS Technical Advisory Group
2009/028 22/07/2009 Valid Ecomessage
2009/022 08/06/2009 Valid Training materials in Arabic
2009/021 25/05/2009 Valid JAPAN - Prior Confirmation System
2009/009 06/03/2009 Valid Confiscation of live animals - List of sources of assistance provided by the Species Survival Network
2008
No. Date of issue Status Title
2008/053 22/08/2008 Valid Explanatory notes for the export quotas
2008/021 07/03/2008 Valid MOZAMBIQUE - Stolen crocodile and leopard skin tags
2008/008 05/02/2008 Valid PHILIPPINES - Restrictions on the import of wild birds
2007
No. Date of issue Status Title
2007/041 22/11/2007 Valid Register of licensed exporters and of processing and repackaging plants for specimens of sturgeon and paddlefish species
2006
No. Date of issue Status Title
2006/074 14/12/2006 Valid SOMALIA - Reissue of a recommendation to suspend trade - Annual reports
2006/063 14/11/2006 Valid Fossil corals
2006/061 14/11/2006 Valid

Review of Significant Trade - Trade in Falco cherrug

2006/059 14/11/2006 Valid

PAKISTAN - Tagging of markhor (Capra falconeri) trophies

2006/041 28/06/2006 Valid Personal and household effects
2006/006 16/01/2006 Valid ARGENTINA - Restrictions on trade in certain species
2006/004 12/01/2006 Valid LIECHTENSTEIN AND SWITZERLAND - Import policy for hunting trophies from Appendix-I species
2005
No. Date of issue Status Title
2005/059 14/10/2005 Valid MADAGASCAR - Trade in plants - stricter domestic measure
2005/054 19/09/2005 Valid AFGHANISTAN - Acceptance of permits and certificates
2005/035 06/07/2005 Valid Biennial report format
2005/026 27/04/2005 Valid COLOMBIA - Stolen crocodile tags
2005/014 21/03/2005 Valid Trade in seahorses
2004
No. Date of issue Status Title
2004/078 09/12/2004 Valid Submission of enforcement-related information by the public and non-governmental organizations to the CITES Secretariat
2004/055 30/07/2004 Valid MAURITANIA AND SOMALIA - Recommendation to suspend trade
2004/025 30/04/2004 Valid ISRAEL - Stricter domestic measures concerning import and export of wild fauna and flora
2003
No. Date of issue Status Title
2003/049 15/08/2003 Valid JORDAN - Trade in corals
2001
No. Date of issue Status Title
2001/052 10/08/2001 Valid

Brazil: Trade in specimens of Cyanopsitta spixii

2001/029 18/05/2001 Valid ARGENTINA: Dolphin imports
2001/003 09/02/2001 Valid CITES permits and certificates - Involvement of the Secretariat
2000
No. Date of issue Status Title
2000/066 14/12/2000 Valid

Illegal trade in Anodorhynchus leari

1999
No. Date of issue Status Title
1999/64 30/09/1999 Valid

CHINA Marking of Prionailurus bengalensis

1999/39 31/05/1999 Valid INDIA Ban on trade in wild fauna and flora
1999/27 12/03/1999 Valid Confirmation of permits - Decisions of the Standing Committee
1998
No. Date of issue Status Title
1998/27 30/06/1998 Valid Designation of Management Authorities and Scientific Authorities
1997
No. Date of issue Status Title
988 13/10/1997 Valid MEXICO - Control of CITES documents
1996
No. Date of issue Status Title
932 04/09/1996 Valid Loans of Giant Pandas
1994
No. Date of issue Status Title
781 10/03/1994 Valid BRAZIL - Ranching of and Trade in Caimans
1993
No. Date of issue Status Title
759 31/08/1993 Valid PAPUA NEW GUINEA - Tagging of Crocodile Skins
1992
No. Date of issue Status Title
707 21/12/1992 Valid EGYPT - Regulation of the Exportation of CITES Specimens
681 24/08/1992 Valid

BURUNDI - Suspension of the Issue of Export and Re-export Documents for Psittacus erithacus

662 16/01/1992 Valid EGYPT - Export Ban on Reptiles
1991
No. Date of issue Status Title
629 08/04/1991 Valid PAPUA NEW GUINEA - Ban on Export of Wild Collected Orchids
1988
No. Date of issue Status Title
482 24/05/1988 Valid VENEZUELA
1984
No. Date of issue Status Title
283 15/03/1984 Valid UNITED REPUBLIC OF TANZANIA - Export Ban on Agapornis personata