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Hanoi (VNA) – Vietnam has suspended commercial trade in specimens of species listed in the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) with Laos .

The Vietnam Administration of Forestry (VNFOREST) on February 18 dispatched a document to involved organisations and individuals on the suspension of granting CITES certificates and permits.

Accordingly, the Vietnam CITES management authority temporarily stops granting CITES certificates to the export, re-export and import of specimens of CITES-listed species to and from Laos for commercial purposes from February 11 until further notice.

Those concerned can get more information by contacting the hotline 04.37335676.

According to the VNFOREST, the CITES secretariat on February 11 issued the Notification to the Parties No.2016/011 requesting all CITES member nations suspend commercial trade in specimens of CITES-listed species with Laos due to the fact that the country did not fully comply with the convention’s regulations.-VNA