Twenty-sixth meeting of the Plants Committee

Geneva, Switzerland, 05 - 09 June 2023

Agenda and working documents

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

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Opening remarks of the Chair
Opening remarks of the Secretary-General
Administrative and financial matters
1. Confirmation of the election of the Chair and Vice-Chair
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2. Declaration of conflict of interest
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3. Rules of Procedure
4. Agenda
5. Working programme
6. Admission of observers
7. Emerging operational matters of the committees*
Strategic matters
8. Plants Committee strategic planning for 2023–2025 (CoP19–CoP20)
8.1. Resolutions and Decisions directed to the Plants Committee
8.2. Plants Committee workplan
9. CITES Strategic Vision*
10. Role of CITES in reducing risk of future zoonotic disease emergence associated with international wildlife trade*
11. Cooperation with the Global Strategy for Plant Conservation
12. IPBES Report on the Assessment of the Sustainable Use of Wild Species*
13. CITES and forests
14. Country-wide Significant Trade Review*
15. CITES Tree species programme
16. Review of Significant Trade in specimens of Appendix-II species
16.1. Overview of the Review of Significant Trade
16.2. Ongoing cases selected between CoP11 and CoP17
16.3. Implementation of the recommendations of the Plants Committee by Madagascar on Prunus africana
16.4. Ongoing cases of species selected following CoP18 (Pterocarpus erinaceus as an exceptional case)
16.5. Selection of new species/country combinations for review following CoP19
Regulation of trade
17. Non-detriment findings*
18. Sustainability criteria for timber non-detriment findings
19. Materials for the identification of specimens of CITES-listed species*
20. Identification of timber and other wood products
21. Transport of live specimens*
22. Specimens produced through biotechnology*
Exemptions and special trade provisions
23. Review of CITES provisions related to trade in specimens of animals and plants not of wild source*
24. Guidance on the term ‘artificially propagated’
Species conservation and trade
25. Assessment of Appendix-I listed species*
26. Identifying species at risk of extinction affected by international trade*
27. Agarwood-producing taxa (Aquilaria spp. and Gyrinops spp.)
28. Boswellia trees (Boswellia spp.)
28.1. Report of the Secretariat
28.2. Conservation status, trade and threats to the genus Boswellia (Frankincense)
29. Rosewood timber species [Leguminosae (Fabaceae)]
30. Products containing specimens of Appendix-II orchids (Orchidaceae spp.)
31. Brazil wood (Paubrasilia echinata)
32. African tree species
33. Neotropical tree species
34. Trade in medicinal and aromatic plant species*
Appendices of the Convention
35. Periodic review of species included in Appendices I and II*
36. Annotations*
37. Annotation #15
38. Information system for trade in specimens of CITES-listed tree species
39. Informal review mechanism of existing and proposed annotations*
40. Orchid specimens exempted through annotation #4
41. Annotation of Cape aloe (Aloe ferox)
Nomenclature matters
42. Botanical and zoological nomenclature
42.1. Nomenclature of Appendix-III listings*
42.2. Higher taxon listings in the Appendices*
42.3. Development of a standardized global checklist of species*
Nomenclature matters/Flora
43. Report of the specialist on botanical nomenclature
43.1. Overview of flora nomenclature matters for the period CoP19-CoP20
43.2. Nomenclature for aloes (Aloe spp.)
43.3. Cactaceae Checklist and its Supplement
43.4. Nomenclature for ebonies (Diospyros spp.) (populations of Madagascar)
43.5. Standard nomenclature for cumarus (Dipteryx spp.)
43.6. Standard nomenclature for African mahoganies (Khaya spp.)
43.7. Nomenclature for pachypodiums (Pachypodium spp.)
43.8. Standard nomenclature for roseroots (Rhodiola spp.)
43.9. Nomenclature for yews (Taxus spp.)
Regional matters
44. Regional reports
44.1. Africa
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44.2. Asia
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44.3. Central and South America and the Caribbean
44.4. Europe
44.5. North America
44.6. Oceania
Conclusion of the meeting
45. Any other business
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46. Time and venue of the 27th meeting of the Plants Committee
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47. Closing remarks
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