Submission on the Pelly certification of China

On July 2, 2014, EIA submitted to the United Stated Government a dossier containing comprehensive information about the commercial trade in captive tiger specimens in China.

This information was provided to supplement the review of the existing 1993 certification of China under the Pelly Amendment on the ground that China was engaged in trade of rhinoceros and tiger parts that diminished the effectiveness of an international conservation program for these endangered species.

After the making of a certification, the Pelly Amendment requires the U.S. Secretary of Interior to “periodically review the activities of the nationals of the offending country to determine if the reasons for which the certification was made no longer prevail.” The brief along with attachments submitted by EIA for the review of the existing Pelly certification of China are available below.