Pernambuco / Ebony from Madagascar


Per­nam­bu­co (Cae­salpinia echi­na­ta) and ebony from Mada­gas­car con­tained in fin­ished musi­cal instru­ments or bows are exempt from cer­tifi­cate requirements.

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.