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CITES Management Authority of Japan (METI) held a Meeting with CITES Management Authority of China

In order to enhance efforts to eradicate the illegal trade of endangered species of wild fauna and flora, it is essential to maintain close cooperation with the international community as a whole and between related countries.
On May 9, 2017, the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry as the CITES Management Authority of Japan and the related ministries and agencies held a bilateral meeting with the CITES Management Authority of China in Tokyo to discuss CITES issues between the two countries.

1. Outcome of the meeting

At the meeting Japan and China exchanged views on CITES related issues between the two countries including trade in ivory, marine creatures such as sharks and precious corals, and confirmed the importance of cooperation between the two countries as main players in Asia.
Furthermore, both countries agreed that they will continue to discuss issues of mutual interest and strengthen efforts to eradicate illegal trade of endangered species of wild fauna and flora.

2. Participants

(Japan)
Yoichi Iida, Director –General, Trade Control Department, Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI)
Junya Nakano, Director, Office of Trade Licensing for Wild Animals and Plants, Trade Control Department, METI
Miwako Takase, Director of Ecosystem Conservation Office, Resources and Environment Research Division, Fisheries Agency
and other officials from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ministry of Finance,Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare, Ministry of the Environment and the National Police Agency
(China)
Zhou Zhihua, Deputy Director General, China CITES Management Authority
Li Guochen Director General, Inner Mongolia Branch Office, China CITES Management Authority
Peng Huafu Deputy Director General, Fu Zhou Branch Office, China CITES Management Authority
Wang Fuming Division Director, China CITES Management Authority
Wu Zhongze Division Director, China CITES Management Authority and other officials
Cui He, Vice Executive President, Secretary-General, China Aquatic Products Processing and Marketing Alliance
Wang Ying, Vice Executive President, China Association of Traditional Chinese Medicine, and other officials

Release date

May 10, 2017

Division in Charge

Office of Trade Licensing for Wild Animals and Plants
Tel:03-3501-1511(Extension:3291~2)

Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry1-3-1 Kasumigaseki, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo 100-8901, Japan Tel: +81-(0)3-3501-1511
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