Wood, Bodies, Blanks and Fretboards
Important Notice about Rosewood Species
In case of the new Worldwide CITES regulation, we are not able to selling Parts made of ROSEWOOD Species out of EUROPE any longer!
Please contact your local dealer if you wanna purchase those parts. We are currently looking for dealers or Distributors out of Europe!
-EAST INDIAN ROSEWOOD
Currently we are looking for a distributor or dealers which are interested in selling our Wood Parts in USA/CANADA/JAPAN/RUSSIA
A new regulation takes effect on January 2, 2017 that calls for documentation when shipping instruments and parts internationally that contain any amount of any kind of rosewood or certain types of bubinga.
The New Regulation on Rosewood and Bubinga
The Convention of International Trade of Endangered Species of Flora and Fauna (CITES) held a conference from September 24 - October 4 this year in Johannesburg, South Africa where it was decided that all species of rosewood under the genus Dalbergia and three bubinga species (Guibourtia demeusei, Guibourtia pellegriniana, and Guibourtia tessmannii) will be protected under CITES Appendix II.
While Brazilian Rosewood is currently under CITES protection (those laws will stay in place), this move places all the other nearly 300 species of rosewood under similar regulation.
This includes the East Indian rosewood and Honduran rosewood - as well as woods like cocobolo (Dalbergia retusa) and African blackwood (Dalbergia melanoxylon) - that are widely used in the manufacturing of stringed instruments, marimbas and some woodwinds.
What This Means
When importing any species of Dalbergia or the other woods mentioned, there must be an accompanying CITES certificate from the country it came from if it arrives after January 2, 2017.
Manufacturers who currently have stockpiles of the newly regulated wood must document their inventory and apply for pre-convention certificates.
For dealers and sellers:
When shipping musical instruments that include any amount (i.e. fingerboard, back, sides, binding) of Dalbergia or the other newly regulated woods out of your country as part of a commercial transaction, each one must be accompanied by a CITES re-export certificate.
Even if the instrument was made with Dalbergia or the other regulated woods that were acquired before January 2, 2017 - such as a used or vintage instrument - it still must be accompanied by a CITES certificate and marked pre-convention when shipping internationally.
Each country has its own CITES Management Authority. If you live outside the United States, you can look up the CITES contact in your country here.
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