Dalbergia [CITES Appendix I]

In August 2019, CITES Par­ties decid­ed to clar­i­fy and broad­en the exemp­tion for musi­cal instru­ments. Com­mer­cial and non-com­mer­cial move­ments of fin­ished musi­cal instru­ments, parts, and acces­sories that con­tain Dal­ber­gia genus (rose­wood) are now exempt from CITES cer­tifi­cate require­ments. This also includes Bub­in­ga species (the three Bub­in­ga species con­cerned are: Gui­bour­tia demeu­sei, Gui­bour­tia pel­le­grini­ana and Gui­bour­tia tess­man­nii) used in musi­cal instruments.

Only Dal­ber­gia nigra (Brazil­ian rose­wood), list­ed in Annex I, and Dal­ber­gia cochichi­nen­sis remain sub­ject to cer­tifi­cate requirements*.

Please note that a sub­stan­tial num­ber of wood­winds, mal­let per­cus­sions (xylo­phones, marim­bas etc.) and string instru­ments may con­tain rose­wood from dif­fer­ent coun­tries of origin.

* If your instru­ment is exclu­sive­ly made of species that are either exempt from cer­tifi­cate require­ments or not pro­tect­ed by CITES, you can trav­el safe­ly with­out this doc­u­ment. Be cau­tious though, as the pres­ence of one sin­gle pro­tect­ed species may require a cer­tifi­cate (MIC or TEC). If your instru­ment con­tains a species exempt from cer­tifi­cate require­ments, always check whether it also con­tains species requir­ing a certificate.