National legislation status

Category Progress summary Next steps Last update

Identified as priority Party at SC69. Observations on draft legislation provided by the Secretariat in early 2019. Recommendation to suspend trade at SC77. Draft legislation and revised legislative calendar sent 29 Nov. 2023. Various legislative reviews done 5, 18 and 22 Dec. 2023. No trade suspension. 

Adoption and promulgation of the law. Agreement between Congo and Secretariat on revised legislative analysis, including possible Category 1 status.

Dec. 2023


Date of issue Status Information Files


2020/047 - DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF THE CONGO – Change in CITES permits and certificates

Review of Significant Trade

Species Status Stage Meeting Further details
Pericopsis elata Ongoing Stage 4 - n) PC23 View case details

Annual reports

2019 2020 2021 2022 2023 Trade suspension

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Category C
As identified by ETIS Analysis prepared for CoP18
Document type Document
Progress report
Progress report
Progress report
Progress report