Prunus africana (African Cherry)

Criteria met:  High volume (globally threatened)

Principal trade term to the EU:  bark

Percentage of global trade to the EU:  93%

Principal source:  wild

Top EU importer:  France

Top Trading Partner:  Uganda

CITES Appendix:  II

IUCN Status:  Vulnerable

EU-reported imports of wild-sourced Prunus africana bark (reported in kg), all purposes, 2001-2010.

EU imports in 2010 primarily consisted of wild-sourced bark traded for commercial purposes (129,600 kg), all of which was imported directly from Uganda by France. Imports of wild-sourced bark reported by weight decreased by 79% between 2009 and 2010.

The SRG formed a positive opinion for specimens from Uganda on 02/12/2008, which was reconfirmed on 23/02/2012, following information provided by Uganda on the scientific basis for increasing its annual export quota in 2011 to 176,179 kg.