Background

The Fish and Wildlife Service has announced that the following species are being listed on Appendix III of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora by the countries indicated.

Japan

- Tokashiki gecko (goniurosaurus kuroiwae)

- spotted ground gecko (goniurosaurus orientalis)

- Sengoku's gecko (goniurosaurus sengokui)

- Tokunoshima banded ground gecko (goniurosaurus splendens)

- Toyama's ground gecko (goniurosaurus toyamai)

- Kume ground gecko (goniurosaurus yamashinae)

- Anderson’s newt (echinotriton andersoni)

Sri Lanka

- painted-lipped lizard (calotes ceylonensis)

- morningside lizard (calotes desilvai)

- spineless forest lizard (calotes liocephalus)

- whistling lizard (calotes liolepis)

- Manamendra-Arachchi's whistling lizard (calotes manamendrai)

- black-lipped lizard (calotes nigrilabris)

- Pethiyagoda's crestless lizard (calotes pethiyagodai)

As a result, affective Feb. 14, the following documentation requirements will be imposed for imports and exports of these species.

- Imports directly from the listing country will require a CITES Appendix III export permit issued by that country.

- Imports directly from a non-listing country will require a CITES certificate of origin issued by the country of export.

- Imports from a re-exporting country will require a CITES re-export certificate issued by the re-exporting country that references either (1) the original CITES export permit or (2) the original CITES certificate of origin.

- Imports directly from a country that has taken a reservation on any of these listings and wishes to trade with a CITES party country will require a CITES non-party export document.

- Imports from a reexporting country that has taken a reservation will require a CITES non-party reexport document.

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