Completing CITES Permit and Article 10 applications by hand takes time.
You have to get all the information for the parents, rings number for chcik and parents , Article 10 numbers etc together before you can even start. Only typing mistake and your application will be delayed
Since all the data is already in AIMS why not it do what it does best, handle your bird collection data for you.
There are two ways in AIMS to produce these applications:
- One by one for individual bird.
This allows you to review the information AIMS fills in for you before you print or produce the PDF file to email to your CITES authority.
- Bulk Permit applications.
This allows you to select a group of bird using simple tick boxes and then generate the permit applications for all of those at once.
Both of these methods require you to have the correct settings in the Preferences to start with. So let’s look at that first.
CITES and Article A10 Preference settings #
Select the preferences form form the menu
Select the documents section then CITES
The setting in here will have been mostly filled for you when you installed AIMS. Please check that they meet your personal needs.
The entries here will be the default entries used on your CITES applications.
If you are creating individual applications you will be able to use these as the default and then alter any pf them before you print or produce the PDF application.
For bulk applications these will be the entries used as you do not get the opportunity to alter them during processing, although the printing does create an actual permit application record that you can go back and alter later should you need to do so.
To add the parent details to the application tick the Add Parents check box.
For birds you have bred yourself your CITES Authority will normally require parent details to be on the application.
To add the bird and parent A10 permits, if you have them in the system, tick the Add A10 check box.
Select the default source code for CITES specimens.
Select the default purpose code for CITES specimens
Select the importer / exporter for your applications.
This is an entry in your address book.
If you are applying for CITES export permits this person will be importer on the application. If you are applying for CITES import permits this person will be exporter on the application.
Select the default permit application type.
This will be the default on individual permit., which you can change as you are checking the entry.
For bulk permits you select before creating them which type you want to use.
Select the documents section then A10 Certificates
This will have been filled for you when you installed AIMS.
Alter any of the setting to suit your own needs
To add the parent details tick the Add Parent Details box.
To add Parent A10 certificate numbers to you application tick the Add Parent A10 details check box.
Now that the preferences are set up we can look at how to create the applications themselves.