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    Default CITES Rosewoods now exempt for finished musical instruments !!! :) :) :)

    Rosewoods now exempt for finished musical instruments. (Not Brazilian though)

    https://www.cites.org/eng/updates_de...cies_proposals

    Do a page search for "musical" to find it.

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    Great to hear, that should open up the market again. I buy solid body bass ukes imported from China by RondoMusic.com in New Hampshire that I have modified into other style basses, but they've been out if stock for a long time because of the CITES restrictions. Hopefully they can get more now.


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    Here's a little more information I discovered on the web

    Changes to timber regulation under CITES

    We are writing to let you know about changes to permitting requirements for international trade in rosewood and cedar timbers.

    These changes, which have been agreed at the meeting of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) in Geneva, won’t come into place immediately.

    Under CITES, there is a minimum 90-day delay before any agreed change to regulation takes effect. For rosewood, the new arrangements will come into effect from 26 November 2019. For cedar timbers, a year’s delay has been agreed, which means that the new arrangements will come into effect from 28 August 2020.

    Rosewood:

    From 26 November 2019, you will no longer need permits to import or export musical instruments, parts and accessories, or shipments of finished products containing up to 10kg of rosewood:

    ∑ Finished musical instruments, most finished musical instrument parts and finished musical instruments accessories containing rosewood will no longer require CITES permits for import or export.

    ∑ Other finished products containing a maximum of up to 10kg of rosewood per shipment will also be exempt from CITES regulation.

    ∑ This means that if your shipment contains less than 10kg of rosewood timber in finished products, you will not need a CITES permit for import or export.

    ∑ It will no longer matter if your trade is for commercial or personal purposes, these exemptions will apply to all trade.

    ∑ CITES regulation for Dalbergia cochinchinensis and in Dalbergia sp. originating from and exported from Mexico remains unchanged.

    Note that these exemptions don’t apply to Brazilian rosewood (Dalbergia nigra), which is subject to stricter international regulation.

    Furniture, finished timber products containing more than 10kg of rosewood timber per shipment, raw timber, logs, sawn wood, and other timber products containing rosewood continue to be regulated.

    If you trade in these products, you will still need CITES permits and/or certificates to import and export your goods.


    Cedar:

    Logs, sawn wood, veneer sheets and plywood containing cedars from Neotropical populations are now included in CITES Appendix II. From 28 August 2020, CITES permits will be required for import and export of these timber products.

    Furniture, musical instruments and other finished timber products containing cedar will not require CITES import or export permits.

    If you would like any further information about permit requirements for the import or export of wildlife products, please contact the Australia CITES Management Authority:



    Wildlife Trade Regulation
    +61(0)2 6174 1900
    wildlifetrade@environment.gov.au


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    prb035 - thanks Can you post a link where you got this

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    Quote Originally Posted by prb035 View Post

    ∑ CITES regulation for Dalbergia cochinchinensis and in Dalbergia sp. originating from and exported from Mexico remains unchanged.

    Note that these exemptions donít apply to Brazilian rosewood (Dalbergia nigra), which is subject to stricter international regulation.
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    Interesting clauses. So it is not a blanket exemption on Dalbergia species.

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