CITES PLANTS COMMITTEE

The Plants Committee assists in the development and maintenance of standardized lists of plant species and in preparation of identification manuals. The Plants Committee may provide advice on management techniques and procedures, draft resolutions for consideration by the COP, and perform any other functions entrusted to them by the COP or Standing Committee. For example, through the "significant trade process," the Plants Committee reviews the international commercial trade in species on CITES Appendix II in order to determine if Parties are granting export permits only after determining that the export will not be detrimental to the survival of that species, as required by Article IV of CITES. When this is found not to be the case, the Plants Committee recommends remedial measures that must be taken by the Party concerned, once the measures are approved by the Standing Committee.

20th Meeting of the CITES Plants Committee

SSN Briefing for the 20th Meeting of the CITES Plant Committee (PDF 282kb)

17th Meeting of the CITES Plants Committee

Results of the 17th Meeting of the CITES Plant Committee (PDF 282kb)

SSN Briefing for the 17th Meeting of the CITES Plant Committee (PDF 260kb)

14th Meeting of the CITES Plants Committee

SSN Briefing for the 14th Meeting of the CITES Plant Committee (PDF 264kb)



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