Standing Committee

Sturgeons and paddlefish (Acipenseriformes spp.)

Sturgeons and paddlefish (Acipenseriformes spp.)

The Standing Committee shall, in collaboration with the Animals Committee, discuss the issue of the definition of country of origin of caviar, taking into account the draft definition proposed by the majority of the Standing Committee Working Group on Sturgeons and Paddlefish, which reads: “country of origin of caviar: country in which a registered processing plant harvests roe of Acipenseriformes species to process caviar,” and report to the 18th meeting of the Conference of the Parties.

Sturgeons and paddlefish (Acipenseriformes spp.)

Sturgeons and paddlefish (Acipenseriformes spp.)

The Standing Committee shall, based on the report of the Animals Committee, propose possible amendments to the table contained in Annex 3 of Resolution 12.7 (Rev. CoP17), as appropriate, to the 18th meeting of the Conference of the Parties.

Sturgeons and paddlefish (Acipenseriformes spp.)

Sturgeons and paddlefish (Acipenseriformes spp.)

The Standing Committee shall review the study undertaken in accordance with Decision 16.136 (Rev. CoP17) and the recommendations that the Animals Committee formulated in compliance with Decision 16.137 (Rev. CoP17), and make its own recommendations, as appropriate, for communication to Parties concerned or for consideration at the 18th meeting of the Conference of the Parties.

Identification (tiger skins)

Identification (tiger skins)

The Standing Committee shall consider the report of the Secretariat and present its recommendations at the 18th meeting of the Conference of the Parties.

Introduction from the sea

Introduction from the sea

The Standing Committee shall assess the findings of the report of the Secretariat on the implementation of the Convention by the Parties concerned in relation to the provision on chartering arrangements provided for in Resolution Conf. 14.6 (Rev. CoP16). On the basis of this report and any other information available, the Standing Committee shall provide an assessment on the implementation of this provision and, where relevant, propose amendments to this provision at the 18th meeting of the Conference of the Parties.

Definition of the term 'appropriate and acceptable destinations'

Definition of the term 'appropriate and acceptable destinations'

At its 69th meeting, the Standing Committee shall:
a) consider the report of the Secretariat, including any information from the Animals Committee, regarding Resolution Conf. 11.20 (Rev. CoP17) on Definition of the term ‘appropriate and acceptable destinations’, and make recommendations and develop guidance, as appropriate, for consideration at the 18th meeting of the Conference of the Parties;
b) consider the report of the Secretariat, including any information from the Animals Committee, regarding implementation of the requirements in Article III, paragraphs 3(b) and 5(b), regarding findings that recipients of living specimens of CITES Appendix-I species are suitably equipped to house and care for them and make recommendations and develop guidance, as appropriate, for consideration at the 18th meeting of the Conference of the Parties.

Definition of the term ‘artificially propagated’

Definition of the term ‘artificially propagated’

The Standing Committee should consider the recommendations of the Plants Committee made in accordance with Decisions 17.175 and 17.176, and make recommendations, as appropriate, for consideration at the 18th meeting of the Conference of the Parties.

Simplified procedure for permits and certificates

Simplified procedure for permits and certificates

The Standing Committee shall consider the report and recommendations from the Secretariat provided in accordance with Decision 17.173 and make recommendations for consideration by the Parties, if deemed necessary.

Purpose codes on CITES permits and certificates

Purpose codes on CITES permits and certificates

The Standing Committee shall re-establish an intersessional joint working group to review the use of purpose-of-transaction codes by Parties, with the following terms of reference:
a) the working group shall be composed of Parties from as many of the six CITES regions as possible, and appropriate intergovernmental and non-governmental organizations, with expertise in the issuance of CITES documents and use of purpose-of-transaction codes for evaluation within the permit issuance process and trade data analysis;
b) the working group shall, communicating through electronic media, focus on clearly defining purpose-of-transaction codes to encourage their consistent use, and consider the possible elimination of current codes or the inclusion of new ones;
c) in evaluating the use and definition of purpose-of-transaction codes, the working group shall take into account any difficulties of implementation by Parties and the potential resource implications of inclusion of any new codes or deletion of current purpose-of-transaction codes; and
d) the working group shall submit a report and any recommendations for amendments to Resolution Conf. 12.3 (Rev. CoP17) on Permits and certificates, or to any revision thereof, at the 70th meeting of the Standing Committee, which shall report, with its recommendations, at the 18th meeting of the Conference of the Parties.

Stocks and stockpiles (elephant ivory)

Stocks and stockpiles (elephant ivory)

The Standing Committee shall make recommendations for consideration at the 18th meeting of the Conference of the Parties as appropriate.

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