Activity 11: Address trade that is detrimental to the survival of the species

Below are the global and regional obligations in this activity:
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Directly relevant obligations and commitments

  • Refer to the Guide to CITES compliance procedures, including responding as soon as possible to communications of the Secretariat that a species is being adversely affected by trade: CITES Resolution 14.3 SEE COMMENTARY 0
  • Any Party that deems that an Appendix-II or -III species is being traded in a manner detrimental to the survival of that species should consult directly with the appropriate Management Authorities of the countries involved or make use of the provisions of Article XIII: CITES Resolution 11.18, (a) SEE COMMENTARY 1
  • Any Party that deems that an Appendix-II or -III species is being traded in a manner detrimental to the survival of that species should make use of the options provided by Article XIV to apply stricter domestic measures: CITES Resolution 11.18, (b) SEE COMMENTARY 2
  • Any Party that deems that an Appendix-II or -III species is being traded in a manner detrimental to the survival of that species should make use of the options provided by Article X when trade with a State not party to the Convention is involved: CITES Resolution 11.18, (c) SEE COMMENTARY 3

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Author Commentary 0

CITES Resolution 14.3 and CITES Resolution 14.3 Annex: Paragraph 2(e) of the Guide to CITES compliance procedures (contained in the Annex), suggests that Parties should respond as soon as possible communications from the Secretariat that a species is being adversely affected by trade.

Author Commentary 1

CITES Resolution 11.18, (b)
CITES Article XIV states that the provisions of the CITES Convention in no way affect the right of Parties to adopt stricter domestic measures regarding the conditions for trade, taking, possession or transport of specimens of species included in Appendices I, II, and III, or the complete prohibition thereof.

Author Commentary 2

CITES Resolution 11.18, (c)
CITES Article X states that with regard to trade with a State not a Party to the CITES Convention, comparable documentation issued by the competent authorities in that State which substantially conforms with the requirements of the present Convention for permits and certificates may be accepted in lieu thereof by any Party.

Author Commentary 3

CITES Resolution 11.18, (c)
CITES Article X states that with regard to trade with a State not a Party to the CITES Convention, comparable documentation issued by the competent authorities in that State which substantially conforms with the requirements of the present Convention for permits and certificates may be accepted in lieu thereof by any Party.

Author Commentary 4

This obligation is duplicated in the Management & Regulation , and Legislative Measures & National policies sections of this module.

Author Commentary 5

This obligation is duplicated in the Legislative Measures and National Policies section of this module

Author Commentary 6

This obligation is duplicated in the Cooperation section of this module, the IAS module [Cooperation and Management sections], the Inland Waters module [Cooperation section] and the PAs module [Management and Cooperation sections].