The PC met in plenary throughout the day. Participants heard reports on a number of issues, including: the review of source code ‘R’; the mahogany working group; cooperation with other conventions; the joint CITES-ITTO timber programme; and the new online management system to implement the RST of Appendix II species. The PC also heard a summary of Argentina’s proposal to CoP15 on moving Bulnesia sarmientoi from Appendix III to Appendix II, and did not approve Germany’s proposal on certification and labeling of timber.
Steven Johnson (ITTO) explains the joint CITES-ITTO timber project to the PC.
Norazeyan Dzulkornain (Malaysia)
The US delegation listens to the discussion on cultivars and hybrids during the afternoon plenary.