Recommendation to suspend trade

Scope Compliance matter Link to notification Valid from
Carcharhinus falciformis, Carcharhinus longimanus, Sphyrna lewini, Sphyrna mokarran, Sphyrna zygaena, Alopias spp., Cetorhinus maximus, Carcharodon carcharias, Isurus oxyrinchus, Isurus paucus, Rhincodon typus, Mobula spp. Compliance and enforcement - Article XIII

Article XIII

Meeting document
SC77 Doc. 33.7

National legislation status

Category Progress summary Next steps Last update

Identified as priority Party by SC67. Legislation enacted but gaps have been identified by the Secretariat and need to be addressed. Legislation adopted in November 2022. Submission of report on legislation and updated legislative calendar submitted at SC77. Analysis by Secretariat at SC77. Request update on NLP on 12 Feb. 2024. 

Finlisation of implementing legislation and/or required amendments. Agreement between Ecuador and the Secretariat on revised legislative analysis, including for placement in Category 1. 

Nov. 2023


Date of issue Status Information Files


2024/043 - APPLICATION OF ARTICLE XIII IN ECUADOR - Recommendation to suspend trade for commercial purposes in specimens of sharks and rays listed on CITES Appendix II before CoP 19 from Ecuador or with country-of-origin Ecuador


2023/063 - ECUADOR - Use of security stamps


2018/076 - ECUADOR – Galapagos giant tortoises stolen from breeding center

Annual reports

2019 2020 2021 2022 2023 Trade suspension