Actual CITES and Cross Border Info Canada/US Shipping

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  1. Nippon

    Nippon Insert Kanji here... Premium Member

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    Probably because it was a duty free sale, which would connect them to an international transaction. Don't know.
     
  2. yamariv

    yamariv Senior Member

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    Ahh I see, must have been that..
     
  3. JohnInNJ

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    And I bet the Chinese are still importing rosewood and laughing their butts off at CITES. Hey, if they kill elephants to make trinkets out of their tusks and kill tigers to make voodoo medicine...what's a tree to them?
     
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  4. Howard2k

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    Yes, because the border guards can tell the difference :)
    I think the bigger problem is that they can’t tell.

    But so far, it seems like it’s working ok.
     
  5. Bill Hicklin

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    But rarely bother; they just seize on suspicion. Even though most are dunderheads who can't tell MOP from abalone.

    And once it's seized, the burden is on *you* to prove your instrument is free of contraband material, a process which is both lengthy and likely will cost you more than the value of the instrument.

    In other words, comply with the bastards' stupid paperwork and fees, because they have the power to f*ck up your life.
     
  6. sk8rat

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    just skimmed the new reverb terms and conditions and there is a clause on cites regulations

     
  7. Lemonburst R8

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    Thanks for the great info, always interested in CITIES stuff. I was wondering if they specially train border agents to identify brazillian rosewood as a species onto itself. If you've been around the stuff long enough you can easily spot the brazzy. I have a 62 strat that there is no problem seeing the difference but to the regular joe, I'm not so sure. Maybe we should start a thead with pics of nice dark luscious oily Brazillian rosewood fingerboards, anybody up for it? Anyway great info from our friends from the great white north. RORO That's Roger Over Roger Out for you non military types.
     
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