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Convention on International Trade In Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora, Washington 1973 as amended on 22 June 1979 and 30 April 1983

Article I - Definitions

Article II - Fundamental Principles

Article III - Regulation of Trade in Specimens of Species Included in Appendix I

Article IV - Regulation of Trade in Specimens of Species Included in Appendix II

Article V - Regulation of Trade in Specimens of Species Included in Appendix III

Article VI - Permits and Certificates

Article VII - Exemptions and Other Special Provisions Relating to Trade

Article VIII - Measures to be Taken by the Parties

Article IX - Management and Scientific Authorities

Article X - Trade with States not Party to the Convention

Article XI - Conference of the Parties

Article XII - The Secretariat

Article XIII - International Measures

Article XIV - Effect on Domestic Legislation and International Conventions

Article XV - Amendments to Appendices I and II

Article XVI - Appendix III and Amendments Thereto

Article XVII - Amendment of the Convention

Article XVIII - Resolution of Disputes

Article XIX - Signature

Article XX - Ratification, Acceptance, Approval

Article XXI - Accession

Article XXII - Entry into Force

Article XXIII - Reservations

Article XXIV - Denunciation

Article XXV - Depositary

Endnotes

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Convention on International Trade In Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora, Washington 1973 as amended on 22 June 1979 and 30 April 1983

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Convention on International Trade In Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora, Washington 1973 as amended on 22 June 1979 and 30 April 1983

Article XV - Amendments to Appendices I and II

1. The following provisions shall apply in relation to amendments to Appendices I and II at meetings of the Conference of the Parties:

(a) Any Party may propose an amendment to Appendix I or II for consideration at the next meeting. The text of the proposed amendment shall be communicated to the Secretariat at least 150 days before the meeting. The Secretariat shall consult the other parties and interested bodies on the amendment in accordance with the provisions of sub-para-graphs (b) and (c) of paragraph 2 of this Article and shall communicate the response to all Parties not later than 30 days before the meeting.

(b) Amendments shall be adopted by a two-thirds majority of Parties present and voting. For these purposes "Parties present and voting" means Parties present and casting an affirmative or negative vote. Parties abstaining from voting shall not be counted among the two-thirds required for adopting an amendment.

(c) Amendments adopted at a meeting shall enter into force 90 days after that meeting for all Parties except those which make a reservation in accordance with paragraph 3 of this Article.

2. The following provisions shall apply in relation to amendments to Appendices 1 and II between meetings of the Conference of the Parties:

(a) Any Party may propose an amendment to Appendix I or II for consideration between meetings by the postal procedures set forth in this paragraph.

(b) For marine species, the Secretariat shall, upon receiving the text of the proposed amendment, immediately communicate it to the Parties. It shall also consult inter-governmental bodies having a function in relation to those species especially with a view to obtaining scientific data these bodies may be able to provide and to ensuring co-ordination with any conservation measures enforced by such bodies. The Secretariat shall communicate the views expressed and data provided by these bodies and its own findings and recommendations to the Parties as soon as possible.

(c) For species other than marine species, the Secretariat shall, upon receiving the text of the proposed amendment, immediately communicate it to the Parties, and, as soon as possible thereafter, its own recommendations.

(d) Any Party may, within 60 days of the date on which the Secretariat communicated its recommendations to the Parties under sub-paragraphs (b) or (c) of this paragraph, transmit to the Secretariat any comments on the proposed amendment together with any relevant scientific data and information.

(e) The Secretariat shall communicate the replies received together with its own recommendations to the Parties as soon as possible.

(f) If no objection to the proposed amendment is received by the Secretariat within 30 days of the date the replies and recommendations were communicated under the provisions of sub-paragraph (e) of this paragraph, the amendment shall enter into force 90 days later for all Parties except those which make a reservation in accordance with paragraph 3 of this Article.

(g) If an objection by any Party is received by the Secretariat, the proposed amendment shall be submitted to a postal vote in accordance with the provisions of sub-paragraph (h), (i) and (j) of this paragraph.

(h) The Secretariat shall notify the Parties that notification of objection has been received.

(i) Unless the Secretariat receives the votes for, against or in abstention from at least one-half of the Parties within 60 days of the date of notification under sub-paragraph (h) of this paragraph, the proposed amendment shall be referred to the next meeting of the Conference for further discussion.

(j) Provided that votes are received from one-half of the Parties, the amendment shall be adopted by a two-thirds majority of Parties casting an affirmative or negative vote.

(k) The Secretariat shall notify all Parties of the result of the vote.

(l) If the proposed amendment is adopted it shall enter into force 90 days after the date of the notification by the Secretariat of its acceptance for all Parties except those which make a reservation in accordance with paragraph 3 of this Article.

3. During the period of 90 days provided for by sub-paragraph (c) of paragraph 1 or sub-paragraph (1) of paragraph 2 of this Article any Party may by notification in writing to the Depositary Government make a reservation with respect to the amendment. Until such reservation is withdrawn the Party shall be treated as a State not a Party to the present Convention with respect to trade in the species concerned.


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