CSUG Meeting on Wednesday 19th April 2017
11am-1pm, Room G1, Horizon House, Bristol
- Welcome & introductions
- Agree minutes of meeting on 12th Jan 2017 and action point update.
- Corporate update:
– Staff changes
- EU and international meetings – review and forward look:
(a) Scientific Review Group (SRG78), 6 Feb 2017;
(b) 77th Management Committee / 6th Expert Group, 7th Feb 2017
(c) EU Illegal Wildlife Trade event, 8th Feb 2017
(d) SRG79 on 21st June, Management Committee/ 7th Experts Group on 22nd June. [No details available yet.]
(e) 29th Animals Committee on 18-21 July 2017; 23rd Plants Committee on 22, 24-27 July 2017
(a) Law Commission’s review of wildlife law;
(b) APHA BIP charging;
(c) EU Commission guidance on worked specimens;
(d) Brexit and implications for the EU Wildlife Trade Regulations;
(e) COTES, including Ports of Entry.
- Implementation Issues
(a) Need for a new Art 10 certificate for taxidermy specimens when the owner moves house?
(b) Need for a taxidermist to have an Art 10 certificate to hold frozen carcasses, and another when ready to sell?
- AOB and next meeting
Break-out session after main meeting –
Post EY-exit implications including:
(i) UK voting in CITES and relationship with the EU; implications for the free movement of CITES specimens between the UK and EU Member States including the issuance of CITES paperwork to facilitate trade;
(ii) Implications for the Habitats Directive as it relates to UK obligations;
(iii) Implications for the 5 Bird Rule as currently implemented in the EU;
(iv) Likelihood of quarantine requirement changes;
(v) Implications for Pet Passport arrangements.