50 C.F.R. § 23.14   Foreign documentation.


Title 50 - Wildlife and Fisheries


Title 50: Wildlife and Fisheries
PART 23—ENDANGERED SPECIES CONVENTION
Subpart B—Prohibitions, Permits and Exceptions

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§ 23.14   Foreign documentation.

(a) Party countries. Only export permits, re-export certificates, certificates of origin, or other certificates issued and signed by a management authority will be accepted as a valid foreign document from a country that is a party to the Convention.

(b) Countries that are not parties. The requirements in this part 23 apply to all wildlife and plants listed in appendix I, II or III to the Convention, whether the shipment is to or from a country that is party to the Convention, or to or from any other country. In the case of a shipment from a country not party to the Convention, documents containing information corresponding to that required by the regulations in this part 23 may be accepted. Such documents may be in the form of an export or import permit, a letter from the proper authority, or any other form that clearly indicates the nature of the document. Such documents must:

(1) Be issued by an official of the country responsible for authorizing the export of such wildlife or plants;

(2) Specify the species (or taxa to the rank listed in appendix I, II or III) and give the numbers of wildlife or plants covered by the document; and

(3) Contain the following statement or its equivalent:

I, __________ (Signing official), hereby certify that the shipment of wildlife or plants covered by this document is in accordance with the laws of ______ (Country), will not be detrimental to the survival of the species in the wild, and, if living, will be transported in a manner which will minimize the risk of injury, damage to health, or cruel treatment.

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