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DOI/FWS RIN: 1018-BF14 Publication ID: Spring 2022 
Title: Regulations Implementing the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES); Technical Revisions Following CoP16, CoP17, and CoP18 

FWS is revising the regulations that implement the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) by incorporating certain technical, noncontroversial provisions adopted at the sixteenth through eighteenth meetings of the Conference of the Parties (CoP16 through CoP18) to CITES and clarifying and updating certain other provisions. This rule will help those affected by CITES, such as U.S. businesses and individuals traveling abroad, to understand how to conduct lawful international trade. 

Agency: Department of the Interior(DOI)  Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant 
RIN Status: Previously published in the Unified Agenda Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Final Rule Stage 
Major: No  Unfunded Mandates: No 
CFR Citation: 50 CFR 23   
Legal Authority: 6 U.S.C. 1531 et seq.    27 U.S.C. 1087   
Legal Deadline:  None
Action Date FR Cite
Direct Final Rule  02/23/2022  87 FR 10073   
Direct Final Rule Comment Period End  03/25/2022 
Direct Final Rule Effective  05/24/2022 
Final Action; Response to Comments  10/00/2022 
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No  Government Levels Affected: Federal 
Federalism: No 
Included in the Regulatory Plan: No 
International Impacts: This regulatory action will be likely to have international trade and investment effects, or otherwise be of international interest.
RIN Data Printed in the FR: No 
Related RINs: Related to 1018-BC71 
Agency Contact:
Naimah Aziz
Manager, Division of Management Authority
Department of the Interior
United States Fish and Wildlife Service
International Affairs, 5275 Leesburg Pike, MS:IA,
Falls Church, VA 22041-3808
Phone:571 218-5019