18.172 - 18.173 Review of CITES provisions related to trade in specimens of animals and plants not of wild source

18.172
Decision directed to:
Animals Committee, Plants Committee
The Animals Committee, at its 31st meeting (AC31), and the Plants Committee, at its 25th meeting (PC25), shall consider the Secretariat’s update of the review of CITES provisions related to trade in specimens of animals and plants not of wild source in Annex 7 of document SC70 Doc. 31.1 and Parties’ comments and recommendations in document SC70 Doc. 31.1 Annex 8, identify the key scientific issues and challenges in the application of the Convention to non-wild specimens, and provide their recommendations to address these issues and challenges to the Standing Committee in time for its 73rd meeting (SC73).
18.173
Decision directed to:
Standing Committee
The Standing Committee shall:
a) consider at SC73 the Secretariat’s update of the review of CITES provisions related to trade in specimens of animals and plants not of wild source in Annex 7 of document SC70 Doc. 31.1 and Parties’ comments and recommendations in document SC70 Doc. 31.1 Annex 8; the underlying CITES policy assumptions that may have contributed to the uneven application of Article VII, paragraphs 4 and 5; the Secretariat’s recommendations in the Annexes to SC70 Doc. 31.1; and the recommendations of the Animals and Plants Committees under Decision 18.172; and
b) review the key issues and challenges in the application of the Convention to non-wild specimens and make appropriate recommendations, including amendments to existing Resolutions or development of a new Resolution or Decisions, to address these issues and challenges for consideration at the 19th meeting of the Conference of the Parties.