NOTIFICATION TO THE PARTIES: NIGERIA Verification of permits and certificates issued by Nigeria for export of specimens of the species Pterocarpus erinaceus

 

 

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At its 69th meeting (SC69, Geneva, November 2017), the Standing Committee considered exports of specimens of rosewood (Pterocarpus erinaceus) from Nigeria, based on information contained in paragraphs 21 – 29 of document SC69 Doc. 29.1 (Rev. 2) and additional information provided by China and Nigeria, subsequently. At the meeting, the Standing Committee agreed that with regard to trade in specimens of Pterocarpus erinaceus:

 

 

Parties should not accept any CITES permit or certificate for Pterocarpus erinaceus issued by Nigeria unless its authenticity has been confirmed by the Secretariat, noting that China and Nigeria have existing CITES document exchanging mechanism to verify the authenticity of all CITES permits and certificates for Pterocarpus erinaceus issued by Nigeria;

 

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