CITES regulations

If you want us to ship guitars outside of Europe , you should read this!

CITES regulations for all Rosewood species:

When shipping musical instruments that include any amount (i.e. fingerboard, back, sides, binding) of Dalbergia or the other newly regulated woods out of Europe 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.


We applied for & required CITES re-export certificates for shipping guitars out of Europe!

* Extra costs - 100 euro's per license!

* It can take up to 6 weeks for a CITES re-export license to be cleared/approved.

If you got questions or want to know more, drop us an email........


CITES - Update -26th august 2019

On Monday 26th August 2019 a proposal for the exemption of finished musical instruments from the restrictions was approved by CITES.This means that finished instruments containing up to 10kg of rosewood will once again be able to be freely traded worldwide without the need of permits. This does not include instruments containing Brazilian rosewood which will continue to require permits.

It should become effective in 90 days from August 28, 2019.

CITES Update - 13-12-2019

(In short!)

Per 14-12-2019 CITES ban on finished musical instruments containing rosewood is lifted with exception of Brasilian rosewood that still requires permits!