Notifications to the Parties

2017
No. Date of issue Status Title
2017/018 15/02/2017 Valid Registration of operations that breed Appendix-I animal species in captivity for commercial purposes
2017/017 10/02/2017 Valid JORDAN – Fraudulent CITES permits
2017/016 08/02/2017 Valid Registration of operations that breed Appendix-I animal species in captivity for commercial purposes
2017/015 07/02/2017 Valid Explanatory notes for the export quotas
2017/014 07/02/2017 Valid BAHAMAS – Security stamps
2017/013 02/02/2017 Valid List of valid Notifications
2017/012 01/02/2017 Valid

APPLICATION OF ARTICLE XIII IN THE LAO PEOPLE’S DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC – Recommendation to suspend commercial trade in Dalbergia cochinchinensis

2017/011 31/01/2017 Valid Discontinuation of the caviar trade database of the United Nations Environment Programme's World Conservation Monitoring Centre (UNEP-WCMC)
2017/010 26/01/2017 Valid Reservations on Appendices I and II
2017/009 23/01/2017 Valid Declaration of stocks of rhinoceros horn
2017/008 23/01/2017 Valid Elephant ivory stocks: marking, inventories and security
2017/007 20/01/2017 Valid SAO TOME AND PRINCIPE – Withdrawal of a recommendation to suspend trade
2017/006 16/01/2017 Valid Guidelines for the preparation and submission of annual reports
2017/005 13/01/2017 Valid Registration of operations that breed Appendix-I animal species in captivity for commercial purposes
2017/004 13/01/2017 Valid Registration of operations that breed Appendix-I animal species in captivity for commercial purposes
2017/003 10/01/2017 Valid Registration of operations that breed Appendix-I animal species in captivity for commercial purposes
2017/002 10/01/2017 Valid Registration of operations that breed Appendix-I animal species in captivity for commercial purposes
2017/001 10/01/2017 Valid Celebration of World Wildlife Day 2017 under the theme "Listen to the young voices"
2016
No. Date of issue Status Title
2016/068 16/12/2016 Valid Results of the 17th meeting of the Conference of the Parties and reissue of new Appendices
2016/067 14/12/2016 Valid Registration of operations that breed Appendix-I animal species in captivity for commercial purposes
2016/066 13/12/2016 Valid Format for legislative timetables – National laws for the implementation of the Convention
2016/065 12/12/2016 Valid ZAMBIA – Security stamps
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
2016/053 23/08/2016 Valid COLOMBIA – Trade of Caiman crocodilus fuscus skins
2016/051 28/07/2016 Valid MALAYSIA – Stolen CITES permits
2016/042 09/05/2016 Valid SOMALIA – Partial Withdrawal of a recommendation to suspend trade
2016/034 01/04/2016 Valid CHINA – Provisional measures on the suspension of import of tusks and ivory carvings of elephants
2016/032 23/03/2016 Valid Trade in Polar Bears (Ursus maritimus)
2016/030 23/03/2016 Valid GUINEA-BISSAU AND LIBERIA – Recommendation to suspend commercial trade – National legislation
2016/025 21/03/2016 Valid Public notice to alert Parties of a Compliance matter – National legislation
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
2016/019 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

2016/012 16/02/2016 Valid MIKE and ETIS Technical Advisory Group (TAG) – Terms of Reference and composition
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)
2016/004 05/02/2016 Valid Guidelines for improving species-specific reporting requests by CITES working groups
2015
No. Date of issue Status Title
2015/064 16/12/2015 Valid

COLOMBIA –  Export of skins of Caiman crocodilus

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+
2015/050 24/08/2015 Valid

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

2015/047 13/08/2015 Valid MEXICO – Electronic portal for CITES permits and certificates in Mexico
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
2015/028 18/05/2015 Valid Submission of annual reports in electronic format (republished on 02/02/2017 to update a reference to a Resolution and to the latest Guidelines for the preparation and submission of CITES annual reports)
2015/023 22/04/2015 Valid SLOVENIA – Security stamps
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
2015/011 09/03/2015 Valid CHINA – Stricter domestic measures regarding import of African elephant ivory
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
2014/056 26/11/2014 Valid RUSSIAN FEDERATION – Security stamps
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

2014/022 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
2014/015 26/03/2014 Valid Diplomatic immunity
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
2013/038 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
2012/031 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
2012/016 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
2011/018 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
2010/040 06/12/2010 Valid CITES email alert service
2010/038 29/11/2010 Valid PHILIPPINES - Prohibition of trade in CITES specimens
2010/024 16/08/2010 Valid ZIMBABWE - Trade in ivory carvings
2009
No. Date of issue Status Title
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
2008/008 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
2006/063 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
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
2005/014 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
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
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