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Rosewood Tele Export: new CITES Regulations

Discussion in 'Telecaster Discussion Forum' started by cyberglad, Sep 20, 2017.

  1. cyberglad

    cyberglad TDPRI Member Gold Supporter

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    Oct 14, 2016
    Morges, Switzerland
    Anyone tried to buy a rosewood Tele in the US and bring it out of the country? What do airport immigration authorities say? Will they withdraw the guitar? Or just the neck?
     

  2. rze99

    rze99 Friend of Leo's Silver Supporter

    Feb 26, 2014
    South London UK
    Not tried, but I wouldn't risk it.
     

  3. otterhound

    otterhound Poster Extraordinaire

    Dec 14, 2008
    Manheim Pa.
    Send me a 2 way ticket and I will visit you with my Rosewood Tele . I will need to renew or redo my passport .
     
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  4. diego_nu

    diego_nu TDPRI Member

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    Nov 8, 2007
    Buenos Aires
    Last January i bought a Gibson Les Paul Studio in Miami and brought with me to Argentina with no problems.
    No papers or anything else need it.
     

  5. stratoblaster

    stratoblaster Tele-Meister

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    Aug 2, 2006
    Scottsdale AZ
    I sold a visiting Australian guy a Strat with rosewood. He picked it up locally and I told him be sure you can get it home. He wasn't worried and I heard from him the guitar made it home fine.
     

  6. FenderScott

    FenderScott TDPRI Member

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    Oct 29, 2017
    Toronto, Canada
    From what I have read you are fine travelling with your guitars without any certificates. Shipping is where you can run into trouble. If it gets checked they can confiscate it. I am not sure that there are a lot of enforcement measures in place yet. I shipped one and had one shipped to me early in the year with no issues but I don't think I would try it now.
     

  7. Marn99

    Marn99 Tele-Meister

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    Nov 25, 2016
    Brookfield, WI
    Non commercial travel of less than 22 pounds of any rosewood that is not on appendix I of the CITES list is allowed. All Rosewoods (Dalbergia spp.) are on CITES appendix II except for Brazilian Rosewood (Dalbergia nigra), which is on appendix I. That is only non commercial (ie traveling with your guitar on vacation), if you are buying or selling, you and/or the seller needs all relevant permits and documents.
     

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