The main aCITES benefits are summarised below:

  • Ensures conformity with the provisions of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora
  • Simplifies and automate all business processes related to the requests for CITES permits/certificates, evaluation of conditions and assessment of risks by the Management/Scientific Authorities, issuance of CITES permits/certificates and electronic payment of fees
  • Inter-operation with any Customs Declarations Processing System (CDPS):
    • Automatic verification and acceptance of electronic CITES Permits/Certificates;
    • Increased efficiency and effectiveness of Customs controls
    • Improved Traders’ Compliance – advanced risk-proportionate rules
  • Built-in facility to share information / collaborate with other enforcement agencies
  • Reuse aCITES data for traceability, end-to-end control and visibility of the supply chain
  • Reliable, electronic data for better reporting and statistics
  • Allow for safe, secure and reliable exchange of information on Permits/Certificates between CITES trading countries (point-to-point or through a central Hub)