On The Convention On International Persons Is Undertaken On Trade. Species Of Wild Fauna

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572/1992 Sb.



The COMMUNICATION FROM the



the Federal Ministry of Foreign Affairs



The Federal Ministry of Foreign Affairs communicates the day 3. March 1973

She was in Washington, negotiated the Convention on international trade in endangered

species of wild fauna and flora.



The instrument of accession the Czech and Slovak Federal Republic to the Convention on

the international trade in endangered species of wild fauna and

the plant was deposited with the Government of Switzerland, depositary of the Convention,

28 June 1999. February 1992.



Convention entered into force on the basis of paragraph 1 of article XXII. -1 day ago

on July 1, 1975. For the Czech and Slovak Federal Republic

the Convention entered into force in accordance with its article XXII of the paragraph. 2 day

May 28, 1992.



Czech translation of the Convention shall be published at the same time.



Convention



on international trade in endangered species of wild fauna and

plants



Signed in Washington, D.C., on July 3. March 1973



The Contracting States



Recognizing that wild fauna and wild plants are in their

the beautiful and varied forms are an irreplaceable part of the natural

systems of the Earth which must be protected for the present generation and for

the next generation;



in recognition of the ever-growing value of wild animals and wild

plants in terms of aesthetic, scientific, cultural, recreational and

economic;



Recognizing that peoples and States are and should be the best protectors of their

own fauna and flora;



Recognizing further that the rescue of certain species of wild

animals and wild plants from their excessive ironing

international trade, international cooperation is essential;



convinced of the need to take appropriate measures to this

objectives;



have decided to conclude the following Convention:



Article. (I)



The definition of the



For the purposes of this Convention, if the text does not provide otherwise:



a) "species" means any species, subspecies, or geographically separate

population;



b) "specimen" means "



I) any animal or plant, whether living or dead,



(ii) in the case of animals) also: for species included in Appendix I and II

each of their vanity product or part of them; and for species

listed in annex III to the vanity part or product from

them, if they are mentioned in annex III in relation to

these species, and



III) in the case of plants: for species included in annex I to each

their vanity product or part of them; and for species

listed in annexes II and III to the vanity part or product

of them, if they are mentioned in annexes II and III in the

connection with the species;



(c)) "trade" means export, re-export, import and of the sea;



(d)) "re-export" means export of such specimens, which was previously

imported;



e) "introduction from the sea" means the import of specimens of any species,

caught in the waters in question, which are not under the legal

the sovereignty of any State;



f) "scientific authority" means a national scientific authority designated within the meaning of

Article IX;



g) "management authority" means a national administrative authority designated, in the

the meaning of article IX;



h) "party" means a State for which this Convention is in force.



Article II



Basic provisions



1. Annex I includes all species in danger of extinction which are or

trade may be adversely affected. Trade in specimens of

species must be subject to particularly strict measures to continue

He does not endanger their survival, and may be authorized only in exceptional

circumstances.



2. Annex II shall include:



and all species) although they are not threatened with extinction,

would happen if they could trade in specimens of these species has not been

subject to strict measures to prevent such exploitation,

that is incompatible with their survival; and



(b)) other species which must be subject to certain measures to trade

in specimens of certain species referred to in (b). and paragraph 2 of this article)

could be effectively controlled.



3. Annex III includes species which any party declares that in

the limits of its legal sovereignty are the subject of measures having

prevent or limit the exploitation and which require the

the cooperation of other parties in the control of trade.



4. the Parties shall authorise trade in specimens of species listed in annex I, II, and

(III) only if it is in accordance with the provisions of this Convention.



Article. (III)



Regulation of trade in specimens of species included in Appendix I



1. All trade in specimens of species listed in annex I shall be carried out

in accordance with the provisions of this article.



2. The export of any specimen of a species included in Appendix I shall require the

first submit an export permit. An export permit may be granted

only if the following conditions are met:



a) a scientific authority of the exporting State has advised that the export will not jeopardize the survival of the

of the species involved;



(b)), the Executive authority of the exporting State is satisfied that the

the specimen was obtained against the laws for the protection of fauna and flora

of the State concerned;



(c)), the Executive authority of the exporting State is satisfied that any living

specimen will be so prepared and shipped in such a way that the risk of

injury, damage to health or cruel treatment will be reduced to

the smallest possible level; and



(d)), the Executive authority of the exporting State is satisfied that, for a given

specimen import permit has been granted.



3. The import of any specimen of a species included in Appendix I shall require the

the prior presentation of an import licence and an export permit or

certificate of re-export. An import permit can be granted only if the

If the following conditions are met:



and the scientific authority of the importing country) has advised that the import will be for purposes

that would threaten the survival of the species concerned;



(b)), the Executive or a scientific authority of the importing State is satisfied that the

the proposed recipient of a living specimen is suitably equipped to

location and care for it; and



(c)) the Executive authority of the importing State is satisfied that the specimens

will not be used primarily for business purposes.



4. the re-export of any specimen of a species included in Appendix I shall require the

First, present the issued certificate of re-export. Certificate of re-export

may be issued only if the following conditions are met:



and the Executive authority of the reexportujícího) State is satisfied that each

the specimen was imported into the State, in accordance with the provisions of this Convention;



(b)), the Executive Body reexportujícího State is satisfied that each

living specimen will be so prepared and shipped in a manner that is

reduce the risk of injury, damage to health or cruel

treatment; and



c) Executive Body for the reexportujícího State is satisfied about the fact that for each

a live specimen of import permit has been granted.



5. To the sea of any specimen of a species included in Appendix I

You must first submit a certificate issued by the management authority of

introdukujícího State. This certificate must comply with the following conditions:



and the scientific authority of the State of introdukujícího) has advised that the import will not jeopardise the

the survival of the species concerned;



(b)), the Executive or a scientific authority of the State of introdukujícího are assured

the fact that the proposed recipient of a living specimen is suitably equipped to

its location and care for it; and



(c)) the Executive authority of the importing State is satisfied that the specimens

will not be used primarily for business purposes.



Article IV



Regulation of trade in specimens of species included in Appendix II



1. All trade in specimens of species listed in annex II shall be carried out

in accordance with the provisions of this article.



2. The export of any specimen of a species included in Appendix II shall require the

first submit an export permit. An export permit may be granted

only if the following conditions are met:



a) a scientific authority of the exporting State has advised that such export will not jeopardise the

the survival of the species;



(b)), the Executive authority of the exporting State is satisfied that the

the specimen was obtained against the laws for the protection of fauna and flora

of the State concerned; and



(c)), the Executive authority of the exporting State is satisfied that any living

specimen will be so prepared and shipped as to avoid injuries,

damage to health or cruel treatment.



3. the scientific authorities of the Parties shall monitor on an ongoing basis to enable the export of specimens

listed in annex II, issued by their State, and real exports

These specimens. If a scientific authority determines that the export of

specimens of any of these species should be limited in order to kind of

maintained throughout the range of occurrence and at a level that would be at the same time in

consistent with its role in the ecosystems in which it occurs, and somewhat

above the level that would require the inclusion of this species in annex I,

a scientific authority of the competent management authority shall propose appropriate measures to

limit the granting of the authorisation of exports of specimens of the species concerned.



4. The import of any specimen of a species included in Appendix II shall require the

First, submit either an export permit or re-export certificate of.



5. the re-export of any specimen of a species included in Appendix II is


First you must submit a certificate of re-export. Certificate of re-export

may be issued if the following conditions are met:



and the management authority of the State of reexportujícího) is satisfied that the specimen

the State has been imported, in accordance with the provisions of this Convention; and



(b)), the Executive Body reexportujícího State is satisfied that each

a living specimen will be so prepared and shipped in such a way that the risk of

injury, damage to health or cruel treatment will be reduced to

the smallest possible degree.



6. To the sea of any specimen of a species included in Appendix II

First, to the management authority of the State issued to introdukujícího

confirmation. This certificate may be issued only if the are met.

the following conditions:



and the scientific authority of the State of introdukujícího) has advised that the introduction

will not jeopardize the survival of the species concerned; and



(b)), the Executive Body introdukujícího State is satisfied about the fact that with each

live specimen will be treated so that the risk of injury, damage to the

to health or cruel treatment will be reduced to the smallest possible degree.



7. the certificates referred to in paragraph 1(b). 6 of this article may be issued only on the

advice of a scientific authority, in consultation with other national scientific

authorities or, if necessary, with the international scientific authorities

with regard to the total number of specimens to be imported in the course of

a period of not more than one year.



Article. In



Regulation of trade in specimens of species listed in annex III



1. All trade in specimens of species listed in annex III,

carried out in accordance with the provisions of this article.



2. The export of any specimen of a species listed in annex III from the State,

that this species in Appendix III must first submit

an export permit. An export permit may only be granted if the

If the following conditions are met:



and the management authority of the exporting State) is satisfied that the

the specimen was obtained against the laws for the protection of fauna and flora

of that State; and



(b)), the Executive authority of the exporting State is satisfied that any living

specimen will be so prepared and shipped in such a way that the risk of

injury, damage to health or cruel treatment will be reduced to

the smallest possible degree.



3. Except in the circumstances referred to in paragraph 1. 4 of this article is to import

any specimen of a species included in Appendix III must first

submit a certificate of the origin of specimens and, if the import is going on from the State,

that this kind of ranked in Appendix III, an export permit.



4. In the case of re-export to the importing is necessary, the State has received confirmation

issued by the management authority of the reexportujícího State to the effect that the specimen was in

that State has undergone a special process or that it is re-exported, and

that's because, for a record of compliance with the provisions of this Convention, due to the

This copy.



Čl.VI



Permits and certificates



1. Permits and certificates issued under the provisions of articles III, IV and V

must conform to the provisions of this article.



2. An export permit shall contain the information specified in the model

attached in annex IV and may be used only for export in the period

six months after the release.



3. Each permit or certificate must contain the name of this Convention,

official name and stamp of the management authority which issued it, and control

number, this executive body.



4. Each copy of the permit or certificate issued by a management authority must be

clearly marked as copies and, if it is not validated by a different range

force must not be used instead of the original.



5. for each consignment of specimens should be a separate authorisation, or

confirmation.



6. the Executive authority of the State of any specimen invalidates and

Removes the export permit or certificate of re-export and all them

the appropriate permits to import, as submitted in the imported specimens.



7. where appropriate and feasible, the management authority of each

a specimen of the mark, which will facilitate its identification. "Brand" in this

the meaning of ' means any indelible mark, seal or other appropriate

resource, allowing to identify the specimen so that as many

inability to forgery by an unauthorized person.



Article. (VII)



Exemptions and other special provisions relating to trade



1. the provisions of articles III, IV and V shall not apply to the transport and transshipment

specimens in the territory of the parties, if specimens remain under customs

control.



2. If the Executive authority of the exporting or reexportujícího State

is satisfied that a specimen was acquired before it

She began to apply this Convention, and shall issue a certificate to that effect, will not be

This specimen is applied the provisions of articles III, IV and V.



3. the provisions of articles III, IV and V shall not apply to specimens

having a personal or family nature. However, this exception does not apply,

If:



and) as to the specimens of the species listed in annex I, provided that they have been obtained

the owner outside his State of usual residence and were in this State

imported;



(b)), the specimens of the species listed in annex II,



I) that were acquired by the owner outside his State of usual residence and in a

the State where removal from the wild,



(ii)) that are imported into the owner's State of residence, and



(iii)) for which the State in which they have been taken from the wild, requires prior

each exportation export permit,

However, if there is no management authority is satisfied that the specimens have been

obtained before they began to apply the provisions of this Convention.



4. Specimens of species listed in annex I and educated in

captivity for commercial purposes or species of plants listed in annex I and

artificially multiplied for commercial purposes is treated as if it were

specimens of species included in Appendix II.



5. If the Executive authority of the exporting State is satisfied that the

any specimen of an animal species was bred in captivity or that

any specimen of a plant species was artificially propagated, or is

part of such an animal or plant or was derived therefrom,

can confirm this fact, issued by a management authority to replace the

the authorisation required by the provisions of articles III, IV and V.



6. the provisions of articles III, IV and V shall not apply to non-commercial lease

donation or exchange between scientists or scientific institutions, registered by the

the Executive authority of its State, to specimens of the herbářové and otherwise

canned, dried or brewed drugs and living plant Museum

material, if they are marked with a label issued or confirmed

the executive body.



7. The management authority of any State may not respect the requirements of articles

III, IV and V, and may, without a permit or certificate accepted move

specimens that are part of a travelling zoo, circus,

The menagerie, plant exhibition or other travelling exhibition provided that they are

subject to the following conditions:



and) the exporter or importer has registered such specimens with all

the details for this executive body;



b) specimens belong to one of the categories specified in paragraph 2. 2

or (5) of this article; and



(c)) the executive body is satisfied that any living specimen will be so

transported and corrected, so that the risk of injury, damage to

health or raw treatment has decreased to the minimum.



Article. (VIII)



Measures that will make the party



1. the Parties shall take appropriate measures to ensure that the provisions of this Convention

in life and prevent such trading in specimens that would

violated. The measures are contained in them:



and for fining trade) such specimens or their possession,

or both; and



(b)) for the implementation of the confiscation of such specimens or their return to the

the State that is exported.



2. in addition to the measures taken pursuant to paragraph 1. 1 of this article, a party may,

If it considers it necessary, to lay down any internal method of reimbursement,

incurred for the confiscation of specimens that have been illicitly

trade, contrary to the measures taken in the framework of the implementation of this Convention.



3. the Parties shall ensure that specimens have gone through the formalities required for

store them with the least possible delay. So passage was

facilitated, a party may determine the point of entry at which specimens must be

submitted to customs clearance. The Parties shall further ensure that all live

specimens during transit, storage or transport, duly

cared for, so that the risk of injury, damage to health or raw

treatment has been reduced to the smallest possible degree.



4. If it was on the basis of the measures referred to in paragraph 1 of this article

confiscated living specimen, i.e.:



and) is entrusted to management authority of the State, which it confiscated;



(b)) the management authority, in consultation with the exporting State returns the specimen

This State on its cargo or it will send relief Center or at the

other similar place that Executive authority deems appropriate given the objectives of the

of this Convention; and



(c)), the Executive Body may take the advice of a scientific authority, or,

If it considers it necessary, it may ask the Secretariat to facilitate its

the decision referred to in point (b) of this paragraph), and even as far as the options

a rescue centre or other place.




5. Rescue Centre within the meaning of paragraph 1. 4 of this article shall be

the institution designated by the Executive Body to the welfare of live

specimens, particularly those that have been seized.



6. each Party shall maintain records of trade in specimens of species included in

Annexes I, II and III, which contain:



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



(b)) the number and type of permits and certificates issued; State to which the trade

was taken; the number or quantity of specimens, the species name, and both are

listed in annexes I, II and III, and, where possible, the size and

the sex of the specimens.



7. each Party shall prepare periodic reports on the performance of the obligations of this

Convention and progresses to the Secretariat:



and the annual statement) containing the information referred to in point (b)). 6 of this

Article; and



(b)) every two years a report on the legislative, regulatory and

administrative measures for the application of this Convention.



8. the information referred to in paragraph 1(b). 7 of this article shall be made publicly available,

If it's not in conflict with the legislation of the party concerned.



Article. (IX)



Management authorities and scientific authorities



1. Each Party shall designate for the purposes of this Convention:



) and one or more management authorities empowered to issue the permit or

acknowledgement on behalf of that party; and



(b)) one or more scientific authorities.



2. the State, requiring ratification or document of acceptance,

approval or accession, communicate to the depository Government of the name and at the same time

the address of the Executive Body, empowered to negotiate with other parties

and with the Secretariat.



3. Any change in the appointment or authorisation under the provisions of this

Article shall communicate to the party Secretariat, which informs about it

all the other parties.



4. each management authority referred to in paragraph 1. 2 of this article, shall, at

request the Secretariat or the Executive authority of the other party, assign them

stamps, seals or other brands used to authenticate

permits and certificates.



Article. X



Trade with States which are not parties to this Convention



Going to export or re-export to the country or import from a State which is not

party to this Convention, the parties may place permits and certificates

required by the Convention to recognise similar documents issued by the

the competent authorities of the State concerned, if in principle correspond to

the requirements of this Convention.



Article. XI



The Conference of the parties



1. the Secretariat shall call a meeting of the Conference of the parties not later than two years

After this Convention has entered into force.



2. the Secretariat shall convene at a later time, unless the Conference decided otherwise,

regular meetings at least once every two years and extraordinary meetings

at any time, at the request in writing of at least one third of the parties.



3. At the meetings, as the ordinary and extraordinary, the Parties shall discuss the implementation of

the present Convention and may:



and make such necessary measures), which would enable the Secretariat

to carry out its duties and adopt financial measures;



(b)) to consider and adopt amendments to annexes I and II in accordance with

Article XV;



(c)) to examine progress made in the restoration and protection of species listed

in annex I, II and III;



(d) receive and consider any) report, presented by the Secretariat or

any of the parties; and



(c) where appropriate, make recommendations) to improve the effectiveness of this Convention.



4. At each regular meeting, the parties may determine the time and venue of the next

the ordinary meeting, held pursuant to the provisions of paragraph 1. 2 of this article.



5. At the meeting of the parties may determine and adopt rules of procedure for the

meeting.



6. the United Nations, its specialized agencies and

The International Atomic Energy Agency, as well as any State,

that is not a member of this Convention, may be on the meetings of the Conference

represented by observers, who have the rights of the participants, but they do not have the right to

vote.



7. Any body or organization professionally qualified in the protection,

conservation or management of wild fauna or flora,

that realized the Secretariat of its wish to be represented by their

observers to the meetings of the Conference, will be accepted, unless

It won't stand up at least one third of the Parties present and if this

body or organization belongs to one of these categories:



and international organisations or bodies), governmental or non-governmental, and national

governmental agencies and bodies;



(b)) the national NGOs or bodies which have been in this direction

approved by the State in which it is located.

If you are admitted to meetings of the Conference, these observers

the right people, but I do not have the right to vote.



Article. (XII)



The Secretariat of the



1. as soon as this Convention enters into force, the Executive Director of the

The United Nations Environment Programme secretariat. To the extent and in the manner

who deems it appropriate, he may be assisted by appropriate

intergovernmental or non-governmental, international or national organization and

bodies technically qualified in protection, conservation and management

wild animals and plants.



Duties of the Secretariat is:



and organize and ensure meeting);



(b)) to perform the duties that are assigned to it under the provisions of article XV and

XVI this Convention;



(c)) in accordance with a program approved by the Conference of the parties, to carry out scientific

and support studies which will contribute to the implementation of this Convention, as well as study

concerning standards for appropriate preparation and transport of live specimens and

means for the identification of specimens;



(d) the reporting party) to study and to request from parties such further information,

that are in his opinion necessary to ensure the implementation of this Convention;



(e) notify the parties on all) materials relating to the aims of this

Of the Convention;



f) periodically publish and distribute to the parties normally valid printouts

Annexes I, II and III, as well as all of the information, which will facilitate the determination of the

specimens of species included in these annexes;



g) to prepare annually a report to the parties on its work and on the implementation of

This Convention and other messages that may request a meeting of the parties;



(h) to draw up recommendations for the implementation) of the objectives and the fulfilment of the provisions of the

This Convention, including the exchange of information of a scientific or professional

nature; and



I) carry out other tasks which it may entrust the party.



Article. XIII



International measures



1. If the Secretariat, on the basis of his message verifies that

any species included in Appendix I or II is adversely affected by

trade in specimens of that species or that the provisions of this Convention

are not effectively complied with, it shall inform the management authority of the party or an authorized

of the parties concerned.



2. If a party receives a communication as referred to in paragraph 1. 1

This article informs you as soon as possible, and if its legal

legislation so allows, the Secretariat of any relevant facts and propose

corrective measures, where appropriate. If the party recognizes that it is desirable to establish a

the investigation, the investigation may be carried out by one or more

by persons expressly authorized to do so by that party.



3. the information provided by the party or information that are the result of

investigations as referred to in paragraph 1. 2 of this article shall be re-examined

the next Conference of the parties, which may issue any recommendations which it

deems appropriate.



Article. XIV



Impact on national legislation and International Convention



1. the provisions of this Convention shall not prevent the parties to accept in any way:



a) stricter national rules to the conditions of trade, getting in

the possession or transportation of specimens of species listed in annexes I, II and

(III), or completely disable; or



(b)), national provisions restricting or prohibiting trade, getting in

the possession or transportation of species not included in annexes I, II and III.



2. the provisions of this Convention do not affect in any way the provisions of the

any national rules or obligations arising

the parties of any treaty, Convention or international agreement that for

any hand or later can enter into force, if the

refers to other aspects of trade in specimens or their acquisition, possession

and transport, including customs, public health,

the veterinary service or plant quarantine.



3. the provisions of this Convention do not affect in any way the provisions or

the obligations arising out of any treaty, Convention or international

agreements concluded or which may be concluded, between the States

creating a Union or regional trade Convention, which form or

preserves external customs control and removing customs control between their

Members, if these provisions or obligations related to trade between the

the Member States of the Union or of the Convention.



4. the Member State of this Convention which is also a participant in any other

Treaty, Convention or international agreement that is in effect at the time

When this Convention enters into force, and according to the provisions of the

provided by the protection of marine species listed in annex II,

be exempt from the duties imposed on the provisions of this Convention, if the

trade in specimens of species included in Appendix II, and if they are

caught by vessels registered in that State and in accordance with the provisions of

the said Treaty, Convention or international agreement.




5. If it is not contrary to article XV of the Convention, it is for export of specimens,

acquired within the meaning of paragraph 1. 4 of this article, you only need to confirm

the Executive authority of the importing State, that the specimens have been obtained in

accordance with the provisions of the other treaty, Convention or international agreement.



6. Nothing in this Convention stands in the way to ensure that the United Nations Conference on

the law, convened the UNITED NATIONS within the meaning of the GS resolution 2750 C (XXV),

codified and drew up a law of the sea, nor the present or future

claims and legal aspects of any State, if they relate to the marine

rights and the nature and extent of their legal sovereignty on the coast or on the

ships flying their flag.



Article. XV



Amendments to annexes I and II



1. At the time of meetings of the Conference shall apply to amendments to annex I

and (II) the following provisions:



a) any party may propose an amendment to annex I and II to

discussion at the next meeting. The text of the amendment shall notify the

the Secretariat no later than 150 days before the meeting. The Secretariat is in the

the meaning of the provisions of points (b) and (c)), paragraph). 2 this article asks the other

Parties and interested institutions and their answers, communicate to all parties

no later than 30 days before the meeting.



b) amendments are accepted by a two-thirds majority of those present

and voting parties. "Parties present and voting" in this

the meaning of means the present Parties which voted for or against. The parties,

which abstained, are not counted in the two-thirds required

for the adoption of the amendment.



(c)), adopted amendments at the meeting, they shall become effective 90 days

After the meeting, and for all parties except those which make a

a reservation within the meaning of paragraph 1. 3 of this article.



2. between meetings of the Conference shall apply to amendments to annexes I

and (II) the following provisions:



a) any party may propose an amendment to Appendix I or II to the

consultation between the meeting of the way of a written vote, as provided for

later in this paragraph.



(b)) for marine species, the Secretariat shall receive the text of the amendment

the proposal, immediately communicate it to all parties. At the same time asks also

the international institutions that have some relation to these species,

mainly because, in order to obtain all the scientific data that these

institutions can provide, and to ensure coordination with all

protectionist measures, applied by these organisations.

The Secretariat shall communicate the views and the data obtained from these institutions and their

its own findings and recommendations to all parties as soon as possible.



(c)) for species other than marine, as soon as the Secretariat receives the text

the proposed amendment, it shall notify immediately to all parties and as soon as they

i shall communicate its own recommendations.



d) within 60 days from the date on which the secretariat informed the parties of their

recommendation within the meaning of point (b)), or (c)) of this paragraph, any

page to assign to the Secretariat any comments on the proposed

amendment, as well as all serious scientific data and information.



(e) the Secretariat shall communicate to the parties) in the shortest time answers

got, and its own recommendations.



f) if within 30 days from the date on which they have been notified of the response and

recommendation within the meaning of the provisions of point e) of this paragraph, the Secretariat

no protest, the amendment shall enter into force for

all parties except those which make a reservation in accordance with paragraph 1. 3

This article.



(g)) if the Secretariat receives from some parties protest, will be

proposed amendment to have undergone voting in writing within the meaning of

the provisions of point (h)), i) and (j)) of this paragraph.



(h) the Secretariat shall notify all parties) that he was sent to the protest.



I) if the Secretariat within 60 days of the date of notification within the meaning of

the h point) of this paragraph does not get at least since the middle parties,

negative or abstention vote, the proposed amendment

referred to the next meeting of the Conference for further consideration.



(j)) if the Secretariat receives the votes from at least half of all the parties,

the amendment adopted by the majority of two thirds of the parties that

voted for or against.



k) the Secretariat shall communicate to all parties to the outcome of the vote.



l) if the proposed amendment adopted shall enter into force

90 days after it has been notified to the parties by the Secretariat, for the

all parties except those which make a reservation in accordance with paragraph 1. 4

This article.



3. during the period of 90 days provided for in paragraph 2 of point c). 1 or in section l),

paragraph. 2 of this article, either party may make a written notice in

the depository of the Government reservation on the amendment. Until such reservation

is withdrawn, it will be with this party in respect to trade with the

Species Act as a State which is not a member of this Convention.



Article. XVI



Appendix III and amendments thereto



1. either party may at any time submit to the Secretariat a list of species

that its provisions are subject to in the context of its legal

the laws of the measures referred to in paragraph 1. 3 of article II. Annex III contains the

the name of the party that these types of attachments included, to the scientific names

these species and all parts or products from animals and plants,

referred to namely for each species within the meaning of point (b) of article I).



2. Such a list, submitted under paragraph 1(c). 1 of this article, it shall, in

as soon as possible by the Secretariat to all parties. The list will take effect as

part of annex III within 90 days after the date of such communication. At any time after

the assignment of such a list, any party may by written communication

the depository Government of the report given to any type of reservation or

any such part or the product, if this reservation is withdrawn, the

This will be the State to act in matters of trade in species or

parts thereof or products such as would not be a member of this Convention.



3. a party which has submitted a species for inclusion in annex III,

It may revoke at any time by written notification to the Secretariat, which shall notify

the appeal to all parties. The revocation will take effect 30 days from the date of this

the notification.



4. each party that presents a list within the meaning of the provisions of paragraph 1. 1

This article shall submit to the Secretariat a copy of all domestic laws and

the regulation, applicable to the protection of these species and all interpretations

as it deems necessary, or that the Secretariat's request was made. Until it is

the species included in Appendix III, the party continues to all

the amendments to these laws and regulations, or all of their new

interpretations have been received.



Article. XVII



Amendments to the Convention



1. At the written request of at least one third of the Parties shall be convened by the Secretariat of the

the extraordinary meeting of the Conference for consideration and adoption of amendments to the

proposals to the Convention. Such amendments shall be adopted

a two-thirds majority of Parties present and voting. "The Parties present and

voting ' means Parties present and casting an affirmative for

or against. The party, which abstained, to two-thirds,

required for the adoption of the amendment do not count.



2. The Text of any amendment to be presented to the Secretariat

to all parties at least 90 days before the meeting.



3.Pro the parties which have accepted it, the entry into force of the amendment

60 days after that, when two-thirds of the parties have deposited their instruments of acceptance

This amendment at the depository Government. For each additional page

then enters into force Amendment 60 days after that, when this party

deposited its instrument of acceptance of the amendment.



Article. XVIII



Resolution of disputes



1. any dispute which may arise concerning the interpretation or implementation of the provisions of this

Agreement between two or more parties, will be the subject of consultation between the

These parties.



2. If the dispute cannot be resolved within the meaning of paragraph 1. 1 of this article,

the parties can agree to it, submit the dispute to arbitration, in particular

The Permanent Arbitration Court (Permanent Chamber Court) in the Hague, and

the arbitration decision will be for the parties submitting the dispute to arbitration

submitted, binding.



Article. XIX



The signature of the



This Convention shall be open for signature at Washington until 30 June. April 1973 and

then in Berne until 31 December 2006. December 1974.



Article. XX



Ratification, acceptance and approval



This Convention shall be ratified, accepted or approved. The instrument of

ratification, acceptance or approval shall be deposited with the Government of the Swiss

the Confederation, which will be the depository Government.



Article. XXI



Access



This Convention shall be open for accession without a time limit. The instrument of

of accession shall be deposited with the depository Government.



Article. XXII



Entry into force



1. this Convention shall enter into force 90 days after the deposit of ten instruments of

ratification, acceptance, approval or accession with the depository Government.



2. for any State which ratifies, accepts or approves this Convention or to

acceding to save ten instruments of ratification, acceptance,

approval or accession, this Convention shall enter into force 90 days after the

what the State has deposited its instrument of ratification, acceptance, approval

or accession.



Article. XXIII



Reservations



1. the provisions of this Convention do not allow general reservations. Exact exactly

reservations may be made as defined within the meaning of the provisions of this article and


Article XV and XVI.



2. any State may, when depositing its instrument of ratification, acceptance,

approval or accession, make reservations, relating to:



and any kind, included) in annex I, II or III; and



(b) any part or derivative) listed for each species,

listed in annex III.



3. until the Party withdraws its reservation with respect to trade in

the species concerned or parts or derivatives, specifically mentioned in this

the reservation, as a State which is not a member of this Convention.



Article. XXIV



Notice of termination



Either party may at any time denounce this Convention by written notification to

the depository Government. Denunciation shall take effect two months after the

the depository Government has received the notification.



Article. XXV



Depozitor



1. the original of this Convention, the English, Chinese, French,

Russian and Spanish, the versions are authentic, shall be deposited with

the depository Government shall forward a certified copy thereof to each State,

who signed the Convention or has deposited its instrument of accession.



2. The Depository Government shall inform all signatory and acceding Governments and

the Secretariat of the signature of this Convention, of the deposit of instruments of ratification,

acceptance, approval or accession, entry into force,

amendments to the submission and revocation of reservations and notifications of replies.



3. as soon as this Convention enters into force, it shall forward the depository Government

a certified copy of the United Nations Secretariat to

registration and publication in accordance with article 102 of the UN Charter.



In witness whereof the undersigned, duly assignees in this sense

authorised, have signed this Convention.



Given in Washington the third of March, one thousand nine hundred and seventy-three.



Note:



The texts of annexes I, II, III and IV, which are subject to regular change, are

stored in the last valid version of the Ministry of the environment

The Czech Republic and the Slovak Commission for the environment, which ensure

the appropriate form, accessible to the public.