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Jerry Overstreet

Louisville Ky
Post Posted 12 Jan 2018 2:29 pm     Reply with quote

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 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. Rolling Eyes Sad

I'll just leave this here for anyone else interested.
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Barry Blackwood

Post Posted 13 Jan 2018 11:04 am     Reply with quote

What if the instrument in question was built before the current (rosewood) restrictions apply? (1992) Confused
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Jerry Overstreet

Louisville Ky
Post Posted 13 Jan 2018 11:16 am     Reply with quote

I dunno. That's what I'm trying to find out. Also some other wood species like bubinga, mahogany, ebony etc. I'm not smart enough to decode all that.

I guess the safest thing to do is not ship internationally.
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