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CITES Management Authorities of Japan and China Hold a Meeting

March 20, 2019

On March 18, 2019, hosted by the CITES* Management Authority of China, the National Forestry and Grassland Administration, the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI), as the CITES Management Authority of Japan, and other related agencies held a bilateral meeting in Beijing to discuss CITES issues between the two countries.

*CITES: Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora

1. Outcome of the meeting

The CITES Management Authority of both Japan and China signed the Memorandum of Cooperation at this meeting to enhance sustainable cooperation between the two countries.

Both Authorities shared information about domestic laws, exchanged views on CITES related issues between the two countries, including trade in ivory and marine species such as sharks, and confirmed the importance of cooperation between the two countries as main players in Asia before COP18 to be held in May 2019.

2.  Participants

Japan

China

Division in Charge

Office of Trade Licensing for Wild Animals and Plants, Trade and Economic Cooperation Bureau