Ipe tree in Brazil

Withdrawal of Ipe CITES proposal #49 from CoP18 – more risk for buyers?

The withdrawal of the Ipe CITES proposal increases the likelihood that environmental NGOs take it upon themselves to regulate the trade of Ipe through the enforcement of timber trade regulations such as The Lacey Act, EU Timber Regulation, and others.

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Ipe CITES proposal

On May 23, 2019 the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) will begin its annual meeting CoP18. At this meeting, it will be proposed that a group of tree species commercially referred to as Ipe, be included in the CITES species listing (Appendix II).