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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 XXI - Accession

1. The present Convention shall be open indefinitely for accession. Instruments of accession shall be deposited with the Depositary Government.

2. This Convention shall be open for accession by regional economic integration organizations constituted by sovereign States which have competence in respect of the negotiation, conclusion and implementation of international agreements in matters transferred to them by their Member States and covered by this Convention.

3. In their instruments of accession, such organizations shall declare the extent of their competence with respect to the matters governed by the Convention. These organizations shall also inform the Depositary Government of any substantial modification in the extent of their competence. Notifications by regional economic integration organizations concerning their competence with respect to matters governed by this Convention and modifications thereto shall be distributed to the Parties by the Depositary Government.

4. In matters within their competence, such regional integration organizations shall exercise the rights and fulfil the obligations which this Convention attributes to their Member States, which are Parties to the Convention. In such cases the Member States of the organizations shall not be entitled to exercise such rights individually.

5. In the fields of their competence, regional economic integration organizations shall exercise their right to vote with a number of votes equal to the number of their Member States which are Parties to the Convention. Such organizations shall not exercise their right to vote if their Member States exercise theirs, and vice versa.

6. Any reference to "Party" in the sense used in Article I(h) of this Convention to "State"/"States" or to "State Party"/"States Parties" to the Convention shall be construed as including a reference to any regional economic integration organization having competence in respect of the negotiation, conclusion and application of international agreements in matters covered by this Convention]  1 


 1. The paragraphs in square brackets are an amendment to the Convention which was adopted at an extraordinary meeting of the Conference of the Parties in Gaborone (Botswana) on 30 April 1983. The amendment is not yet in force. It will enter into force when it has been formally accepted by 54 of the 80 States which were Parties to the Convention on that date.


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