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.