CITES new appendix II listed species
Important information regarding the export of guitars from the EU
Convention on international trade in endangered species of wild fauna and flora (CITES) some practical information on recent decisions regarding the international trade in wood and wood products of rosewoods, palisanders (Dalbergia spp. i.e. all species of Dalbergia), bubingas (Guibourtia teesmanii, G. pellegrina & G. demeusei) & African rosewood or Kosso (Pterocarpus erinaceus).
From January 2017 there are new rules that apply to the sale of musical instruments that contain any of the above species and are removed from the EU. If you purchase one of these instruments and it is sent outside the EU area we are required to obtain a CITES export permit or a CITES re-export certificate, and you will require a CITES import permit from your local area. EU regulations have a derogation (exception to the usual rules) if you export the item yourself as your personal property (buy in store and carry the item in your personal luggage) and the content of any of the above mentioned species does not exceed 10kg you will not require a permit or certificate.
A CITES re-export certificate takes approximately 15 working days to obtain and costs £59, the CITES import license has to be issued before the export can take place and the time this takes to be issued will depend on your local authority.
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