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Standards & National Authorities
The following standards apply to the eCITES software:
Permits and Certificates - Resolution Conf. 12.3 (Rev. CoP18)
Compliance and Enforcement - Resolution Conf. 11.3 (Rev. CoP18)
CITES Electronic Permitting Toolkit (Version 2.0)
eCITES Implementation Framework - A Practitioners Guide to Implement Electronic CITES Permits
Guidelines and Specifications for Electronic Permit Information eXchange (EPIX) of CITES Permits and Certificates (March 2021)
Guidelines for the Preparation and Submission of CITES Annual Reports
Guidelines for the Preparation and Submission of the CITES Annual Illegal Trade Report
Manage the process of granting permits and certificates under the terms of the Convention.
Liaise with the exporting/importing country’s management authority.
Provide technical and scientific advice to its management authority.
Monitors export permits granted and actual exports themselves to ensure that the species is maintained at a level consistent with its role in the ecosystems in which it occurs.
Customs monitors and facilitates legal trade.
With the support of other relevant national agencies, customs facilitates and controls CITES trade on import, export, re-export and transit.
Customs is also mandated to identify and address illegal trade.
Undertake the implementation of the law, taking appropriate actions to hold those engaging in the illegal shipment of CITES species to account.