The following timber species have been added to CITES Appendix II following the 19th Conference of Parties (COP19) held in Panama in November 2022.
- African mahogany/Pod mahogany.
African populations of Afzelia spp. in Appendix II with annotation #17 (Logs, sawn wood, veneer sheets, plywood and transformed wood). Enter into force date: 23 February 2023
- African rosewood/ Padauk
African populations of Pterocarpus spp. in Appendix II with annotation #17 (Logs, sawn wood, veneer sheers, plywood and transformed wood) and amend annotations of Pterocarpus erinaceusand P. tinctorius, already listed in Appendix II, to annotation #17. Enter into force date: 23 February 2023
- African mahagony
African populations of Khaya spp. in Appendix II with annotation #17 (Logs, sawn wood, veneer sheets, plywood and transformed wood.). Enter into force date: 23 February 2023
- Cumaru, Tonka
Dipteryx spp. in Appendix II with annotation #17 (Logs, sawn wood, veneer sheets, plywood, transformed wood). Entry into effect delayed by 24 months: 25 November 2024.
Handroanthus spp., Roseodendron spp., Tabebuia spp. in Appendix II with annotation #17 (Logs, sawn wood, veneer sheets, plywood, transformed wood). Entry into effect delayed by 24 months: 25 November 2024.
What does this mean?
This means that companies importing, exporting and/or re-exporting the species will need to apply for CITES permit (each time export/import takes place) through a UK CITES-designated points of entry and exit.
For information on how to apply for CITES permits, please contacts the UK CITES Management Authority, the Animal and Plant Health Agency (APHA) . Email: CITESapplication@apha.gov.uk, CITES.UKMA@defra.gov.uk
Note for traders:
APHA will accept declarations of stock from businesses which are trading in species that will be up listed to Annex A/Appendix I on 23 February 2023.
APHA would also accept, on discretion, declarations of stock of species newly listed in Appendix II from traders with significant numbers of specimens in stock that are planning to (re-)export them for commercial purposes.
For more information, please email firstname.lastname@example.org,
(Subject “Declarations of stock – (business) name”) including the following information:
- Species name and numbers of specimens in stock
- Proof of acquisition of stock such as invoices, photos of stock, or other documentary evidence confirming when it was acquired
- Company details (name and address) and Applicant ID if you have previously applied to us.
APHA will confirm receipt and provide guidance on how to refer to the information submitted when applying for permits/certificates for these stocks in future applications.
- Providing stock information in advance would be optional but may facilitate traders to demonstrate that a specimen was acquired before the species was listed in Appendix I or before CITES was applicable to this species (pre-convention acquisition).
- The stock information alone will not ensure that an application will be approved and, on some occasions, further information regarding the legal origin of the specimen would also need to be provided at the time of applying. Additional information you may need to supply at the time of your application include but are not limited to:
– Species, Source Code and Hatch Date
– Country of Origin
– The total number of specimens currently held
– Name and address of breeder
– Details of the original acquisition – when and how the founding stock was acquired.
– Invoices, receipts or other forms of documentation that proves acquisition of founding stock or acquisition from breeder.
Any questions, please email CITES.UKMA@defra.gov.uk.