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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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Manifest

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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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Article VIII - Measures to be Taken by the Parties

1. The Parties shall take appropriate measures to enforce the provisions of the present Convention and to prohibit trade in specimens in violation thereof. These shall include measures:

(a) to penalize trade in, or possession of, such specimens, or both; and

(b) to provide for the confiscation or return to the State of export of such specimens.

2. In addition to the measures taken under paragraph 1 of this Article, a Party may, when it deems it necessary, provide for any methods of internal reimbursement for expenses incurred as a result of the confiscation of a specimen traded in violation of the measures taken in the application of the provisions of the present Convention.

3. As far as possible, the Parties shall ensure that specimens shall pass through any formalities required for trade with a minimum of delay. To facilitate such passage, a Party may designate ports of exit and ports of entry at which specimens must be presented for clearance. The Parties shall ensure further that all living specimens, during any period of transit, holding or shipment, are properly cared for so as to minimize the risk of injury, damage to health or cruel treatment.

4. Where a living specimen is confiscated as a result of measures referred to in paragraph 1 of this Article:

(a) the specimen shall be entrusted to a Management Authority of the State of confiscation;

(b) the Management Authority shall, after consultation with the State of export, return the specimen to that State at the expense of that State, or to a rescue centre or such other place as the Management Authority deems appropriate and consistent with the purposes of the present Convention; and

(c) the Management Authority may obtain the advice of a Scientific Authority, or may, whenever it considers it desirable, consult the Secretariat in order to facilitate the decision under sub-paragraph (b) of this paragraph, including the choice of a rescue centre or other place.

5. A rescue centre as referred to in paragraph 4 of this Article means an institution designated by a Management Authority to look after the welfare of living specimens, particularly those that have been confiscated.

6. Each Party shall maintain records of trade in specimens of species included in Appendices I, II and III which shall cover:

(a) the names and addresses of exporters and importers; and

(b) the number and type of permits and certificates granted; the States with which such trade occurred; the numbers or quantities and types of specimens, names of species as included in Appendices I, II and III and, where applicable, the size and sex of the specimens in question.

7. Each Party shall prepare periodic reports on its implementation of the present Convention and shall transmit to the Secretariat:

(a) an annual report containing a summary of the information specified in sub-paragraph (b) of paragraph 6 of this Article; and

(b) a biennial report on legislative, regulatory and administrative measures taken to enforce the provisions of the present Convention.

8. The information referred to in paragraph 7 of this Article shall be available to the public where this is not inconsistent with the law of the Party concerned.


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