Finally, the date we have been waiting for is announced! Most of the rest of the world came into play on November 29th…!
The Commission Regulation amending the Annexes to Council Regulation 338/97 to take account of the outcomes of CITES CoP18 was adopted on 29 November 2019.
We’ve just been advised that the amended Annexes will be published in the EU Official Journal on 11 December 2019, meaning that the updated Annexes will enter into force on 14 December 2019.
In the meantime, please see EU Commission document – ‘Implementation in the EU of the Amendments made to the CITES Appendices at CoP18’.