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.
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.
- Yoichi Iida, Director General, Trade Control Department, Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI)
- Kenichi Hirano, Director for Trade Licensing for Wild Animal and Plants, Office of Trade Licensing for Wild Animals and Plants, Trade Control Department, METI
- Toshinori Uoya, Director of Ecosystem Conservation Office, Resources and Environment Research Division, Fisheries Agency
- Wu Zhimin, Executive Director General, CITES MA of P. R. China Director General, Dept. of International Cooperation, National Forestry and Grassland Administration
- Guo Rui, Director, Div. of Aquatic Wild Fauna and Flora, Fisheries Law Enforcement Bureau, Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs of P. R. China
- Yang Liuying, Deputy Director, Anti-Smuggling Bureau, General Administration of Customs
- Wu Qing, Div. of Bilateral Cooperation, Programme Officer, Dept. of International Cooperation, National Forestry and Grassland Administration
- Zeng Yan, Director Assistant, CITES SA of P. R. China of P. R. China
- Wu Zhongze, Director, Compliance Coordination Div., CITES MA of P. R. China
Division in Charge
Office of Trade Licensing for Wild Animals and Plants, Trade and Economic Cooperation Bureau