Twenty-sixth meeting of the Plants Committee

Geneva, Switzerland, 05 - 09 June 2023

Agenda and working documents

(All documents are provided here in PDF format)

*This agenda item is addressed to the Animals and Plants Committees.

X. Opening remarks of the Chair
X. Opening remarks of the Secretary-General
Administrative and financial matters
X. Confirmation of the election of the Chair and Vice-Chair
X. Declaration of conflict of interest
X. Rules of Procedure
X. Agenda
X. Working programme
X. Admission of observers
X. Emerging operational matters of the committees*
Strategic matters
X. Plants Committee strategic planning for 2023–2025 (CoP19–CoP20)
X.1. Resolutions and Decisions directed to the Plants Committee
X.2. Plants Committee workplan
X. CITES Strategic Vision*
X. Role of CITES in reducing risk of future zoonotic disease emergence associated with international wildlife trade*
X. Cooperation with the Global Strategy for Plant Conservation
X. IPBES Report on the Assessment of the Sustainable Use of Wild Species*
X. CITES and forests
X. Capacity-building*
X. Country-wide Significant Trade Review*
X. CITES Tree species programme
X. Review of Significant Trade in specimens of Appendix-II species
X.1. Overview of the Review of Significant Trade
X.2. Ongoing cases selected between CoP11 and CoP17
X.3. Ongoing cases of species selected following CoP18 (Pterocarpus erinaceus as an exceptional case)
X.4. Selection of new species/country combinations for review following CoP19
Regulation of trade
X. Non-detriment findings*
X. Materials for the identification of specimens of CITES-listed species*
X. Identification of timber and other wood products
X. Specimens produced through biotechnology*
Exemptions and special trade provisions
X. Review of CITES provisions related to trade in specimens of animals and plants not of wild source*
X. Guidance on the term ‘artificially propagated’
Species conservation and trade
X. Assessment of Appendix-I listed species*
X. Identifying species at risk of extinction affected by international trade*
X. Agarwood-producing taxa (Aquilaria spp. and Gyrinops spp.)
X. Boswellia trees (Boswellia spp.)
X. Rosewood timber species [Leguminosae (Fabaceae)]
X. Products containing specimens of Appendix-II orchids (Orchidaceae spp.)
X. Brazil wood (Paubrasilia echinata)
X. African tree species
X. Neotropical tree species
X. Trade in medicinal and aromatic plant species*
Appendices of the Convention
X. Periodic review of species included in Appendices I and II*
X. Annotations*
X. Annotation #15
X. Implications of the transfer of a species from one Appendix to another
X. Information system for trade in specimens of CITES-listed tree species
X. Informal review mechanism of existing and proposed annotations*
X. Orchid specimens exempted through annotation #4 g)
X. Annotation of Cape aloe (Aloe ferox)
Nomenclature matters
X. Joint report of the specialists on botanical and zoological nomenclature
X.1. Nomenclature of Appendix-III listings*
X.2. Higher taxon listings in the Appendices*
X.3. Development of a standardized global checklist of species*
Nomenclature matters/Flora
X. Report of the specialist on botanical nomenclature
X.1. Overview of flora nomenclature matters for the period CoP19-CoP20
X.2. Nomenclature for aloes (Aloe spp.)
X.3. Cactaceae Checklist and its Supplement
X.4. Production of a CITES Checklist for rosewoods (Dalbergia spp.)
X.5. Nomenclature for ebonies (Diospyros spp.) (populations of Madagascar)
X.6. Standard nomenclature for cumarus (Dipteryx spp.)
X.7. Standard nomenclature for African mahoganies (Khaya spp.)
X.8. Nomenclature of Appendix-II listed orchids (Orchidaceae spp.)
X.9. Nomenclature for pachypodiums (Pachypodium spp.)
X.10. Standard nomenclature for roseroots (Rhodiola spp.)
X.11. Nomenclature for yews (Taxus spp.)
Regional matters
X. Regional reports
X.1. Africa
X.2. Asia
X.3. Central and South America and the Caribbean
X.4. Europe
X.5. North America
X.6. Oceania
Conclusion of the meeting
X. Any other business
X. Time and venue of the 27th meeting of the Plants Committee
X. Closing remarks