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Trade in Endangered Species Regulations Updated to Reflect 2007 and 2010 CITES Changes

Tuesday, May 27, 2014
Sandler, Travis & Rosenberg Trade Report

The Fish and Wildlife Service has issued a final rule that, effective June 26, will revise the regulations that implement the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora by incorporating certain provisions adopted by CITES members in 2007 and 2010 and clarifying and updating certain other provisions. According to FWS, updates include new or revised definitions for certain specimens in trade, clarified marking requirements for certain specimens in trade, amended restrictions for export of Appendix I specimens bred in captivity for commercial purposes, eased restrictions on the allowed use of CITES specimens after import into the United States, updated requirements for humane transport of live specimens, and streamlined requirements for registered operations breeding Appendix I animals for commercial purposes.

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