For Written Answer on : 08/11/2022
Question Number(s): 362 Question Reference(s): 54340/22
Department: Housing, Local Government and Heritage
Asked by: David Stanton T.D.
To ask the Minister for Housing; Local Government and Heritage the number of applications for Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora certificates that were issued in 2021 and to date in 2022; the number currently awaiting processing; and if he will make a statement on the matter.
The number of applications received by my Department for Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) certificates and permits in 2021 and, so far, in 2022 is set out in the Table below.
Table: Data on Irish CITES applications 2021 & 2022
|2021||2022 (to end of October)||Total|
|CITES Certificates issued||368||284||652|
|CITES Permits (Import / Export) issued||1,086||968||2,054|
|CITES Permits issued under Art 19 simplified procedures||1,535||N/A||1,535|
At the end of October, there were eight applications open. Several of these applications have been deemed incomplete and the Department has requested further information from the applicants. The remaining open applications are under review by the Irish CITES Scientific Authority. Applications are being dealt with by my Department on a continuing basis and their status is subject to change.
Figures for Permits issued under Article 19 for 2022 have not been audited yet by the Department and will be available as normal at the beginning of next year.
CITES trade data are publicly available and accessible on the CITES trade database on the CITES website at the following link: https://trade.cites.org/