Criteria met: High volume (globally threatened)
Principal trade term to the EU: caviar
Percentage of global trade to the EU: 29%
Principal source: wild
Top EU importer: United Kingdom
Top Trading Partner: United States
CITES Appendix: II
IUCN Status: Vulnerable
In 2010, EU imports comprised 297 kg of wild-sourced caviar imported directly from the United States for commercial purposes. No imports of caviar were reported by the EU prior to 2009, when a quantity of 467 wild-sourced caviar (units unspecified) was imported.
The SRG formed a positive opinion for the United States on 22/06/2011. The conservation and trade of Acipenseriformes are discussed at each meeting of the Animals Committee in accordance with Resolution Conf. 12.7 (Rev. CoP14).