50 CFR 23.26 - When is a U.S. or foreign CITES document valid?
|Key phrase||Conditions for an acceptable CITES document|
|(1) Altered or modified CITES document||The CITES document has not been altered (including by rubbing or scratching out), added to, or modified in any way unless the change is validated on the document by the stamp and authorized signature of the issuing Management Authority, or if the document was issued as a partially completed document, the Management Authority lists on the face of the document which blocks must be completed by the permit holder.|
|(2) Annual reports||The Party issuing the CITES document has submitted annual reports and is not subject to any action under Article VIII paragraph 7(a) that would not allow trade in CITES species.|
|(3) CITES document||U.S. and foreign CITES documents must meet the general provisions and criteria in subparts C and E.|
|(4) Conditions||All conditions on the CITES document are met.|
|(5) Convention implementation||The Party issuing the CITES document is not subject to any action under Article VIII or Article XIII paragraph 3 that would not allow trade in the species.|
|(6) Extension of validity||The validity of a CITES document may not be extended except as provided in § 23.73 for certain timber species.|
|(7) Fraudulent CITES document or CITES document containing false information||The CITES document is authentic and does not contain erroneous or misleading information.|
|(8) Humane transport||Live wildlife or plants were transported in compliance with CITES' Guidelines for transport and preparation for shipment of live wild animals and plantsor, in the case of air transport of wildlife, the International Air Transport Association Live Animals Regulations. (See § 23.23(c)(7).)|
|(9) Legal acquisition||The Party or non-Party issuing the CITES document has made the required legal acquisition finding.|
|(10) Management Authority and Scientific Authority||The CITES document was issued by a Party or non-Party that has designated a Management Authority and Scientific Authority and has provided information on these authorities to the Secretariat.|
|(11) Name of importer and exporter||A CITES document is specific to the name on the face of the document and may not be transferred or assigned to another person.|
|(12) Non-detriment||The Party or non-Party issuing the CITES document has made the required non-detriment finding.|
|(13) Phytosanitary certificate||A phytosanitary certificate may be used to export artificially propagated plants only if the issuing Party has provided copies of the certificates, stamps, and seals to the Secretariat.|
|(14) Quota||For species with a quota on file with the Secretariat, the quantity exported from a country does not exceed the quota.|
|(15) Registered commercial breeding operation for Appendix-I wildlife||(i) The operation is included in the Secretariat's register.(ii) Each specimen is specifically marked, and the mark is described on the CITES document.|
|(16) Registered commercial nursery for Appendix-I plants||The operation is included in the Secretariat's register.|
|(17) Retrospective CITES documents||A CITES document was not issued retrospectively except as provided in § 23.53.|
|(18) Shipment contents||The contents of the shipment match the description of specimens provided on the CITES document, including the units and species. A shipment cannot contain more or different specimens or species than certified or validated on the CITES document at the time of export or re-export; the quantity of specimens validated or certified may be less, but not more, than the quantity stated at the time of issuance.|
|(19) Wild-collected specimen||A wild-collected specimen (indicated on the CITES document with a source code of “W”) is not coming from a country that is outside the range of the species, unless we have information indicating that the species has been established in the wild in that country through accidental introduction or other means.|
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