Geneva, 15 August 2003
Trade in corals
1. The Management Authority of Jordan has requested the Secretariat to inform all Parties that it applies stricter domestic measures with regard to trade in corals, in accordance with Article XIV, paragraphs 1 (a) and (b), of the Convention.
2. The collection of corals and the breaking of coral reefs are strictly prohibited in this country and offences are liable to fines and/or imprisonment. No import into or export from Jordan of corals is allowed except for scientific purposes and under permits granted by the Management Authority.
3. The Management Authority of Jordan requests all Parties not to authorize any export of coral specimens to Jordan and not to authorize any import of such specimens from Jordan, except where the Management Authority has issued a permit to authorize the trade for scientific purposes.