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CITES updates rules on rosewoods for musical instruments

PostPosted: Wed Aug 28, 2019 12:42 pm
by David King
https://cites.org/eng/updates_decisions ... _proposals
Dalbergia spp., Guibourtia demeusei, Guibourtia pellegriniana, Guibourtia tessmannii
(Rosewoods, Palisanders and Bubingas)
CoP18 Prop. 52

Canada and European Union


Amend annotation #15 as follows:
"All parts and derivatives, except:
a) leaves, flowers, pollen, fruits, and seeds;
b) finished products to a maximum weight of wood of the listed species of 500g per item;
c) finished musical instruments, finished musical instrument parts and finished musical instrument accessories;
d) parts and derivatives of Dalbergia cochinchinensis, which are covered by annotation # 4;
e) parts and derivatives of Dalbergia spp. originating and exported from Mexico, which are covered by annotation # 6."
Accepted

26.08.2019

Adopted

28.08.2019


For more context: https://www.npr.org/2019/08/27/75450968 ... ed-rosewoo?

Re: CITES updates rules on rosewoods for musical instruments

PostPosted: Wed Sep 04, 2019 12:12 pm
by David King
I emailed FWS yesterday about the changes and they said it would be two weeks before they will have specific information about the changes and implementation dates at US ports of entry. So don't be mailing any cocobolo guitars out of the country just yet unless you have all the documentation and required licenses for both export and the receiving country's import regs.

Re: CITES updates rules on rosewoods for musical instruments

PostPosted: Sat Sep 07, 2019 12:08 am
by David King
NAMM apparently sent out information to members to the effect that regulatory changes at FWS won't take effect until the end of November.

Re: CITES updates rules on rosewoods for musical instruments

PostPosted: Wed Sep 11, 2019 2:24 pm
by David King
Email this morning from FWS:
The CITES CoP18 changes take effect on November 26, 2019.

In regards to CITES Appendix II rosewoods, you may be happy to know that effective November 26, 2019, the following is exempted from CITES:
a) leaves, flowers, pollen, fruits, and seeds;

b) finished products to a maximum weight of wood of the listed species of 500g per item;

c) finished musical instruments, finished musical instrument parts and finished musical instrument accessories;


Note that Brazilian rosewood is on Appendix I and all those rules still apply.