A CITE (Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species) certificate is a permit granted by an issuing authority that confirms a trade in endangered species legal, sustainable and traceable in accordance with Art. III, IV and V of the Convention.
The issuing authority in question is the national CITES Management Authority or Authorities of each country that is part of CITES.
CITES is a multilateral treaty to protect endangered plants and animals. It was drafted as a result of a resolution adopted in 1963 at a meeting of members of the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN).
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