10.1 Individuals should be designated to identify and verify collected medicinal plants/herbal drugs and to supervise collectors. (see 4.7 and 4.8)
10.2 Collection must be carried out in compliance with existing regional and national and/or national species conservation legislation. Collection methods must not damage the growth environment ensuring optimum conditions for regeneration of the medicinal plant/herbal drug harvested.
10.3 Medicinal plants/herbal drugs from species that are listed as endangered (CITES, Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora) must not be collected unless the relevant competent authority has given its authorisation. (see 4.10)
10.4 The recommendations in sections 3, 5, 6, 7, 11, 12, 13 and 14 have to be followed.