Can anyone explain what exactly are the issues as it pertains to individuals shipping a used instrument containing rosewood, [genus dalbergia] parts across international borders?
Is documentation required? And how would anyone know for sure what all the components of an instrument are derived from?
F.I., if I wanted to sell a used guitar with a rosewood fingerboard, bridge etc. to a buyer in Canada, what would I have to do to be in compliance as an individual?
I have looked online but most of what I see is in legalese or doublespeak language that I really don't understand and I'm not sure how it pertains to individual owners, sellers and buyers.
Some actual experience and knowledge would be helpful here as I'm considering such a transaction.
Edit: I found some info on this at the online auction site www.reverb.com It appears a form must be applied for from fish and wildlife and a fee of $100 paid for re-export from US to international locations.
I'll just leave this here for anyone else interested.