Tag: rosewood

Progress On CITES Rosewood Regulations

According to this article an agreement has been reached which could see musical instruments exempted from the CITES II environmental safeguards. Assuming the proposal is accepted it won’t become law until September 2019 and we probably won’t know the exact definitions of “finished musical instruments”, “finished musical instrument parts” and “finished musical instrument accessories” until […]


CITES Update

I called the APHA before Christmas to try to get some concrete info on the future of importing rosewood. The lady I spoke to (after navigating one of the most drawn out automated exchanges ever)  was very helpful. The CITES changes covering rosewood come in to effect worldwide on January 2nd 2017. From that date […]