Dear Partners and Customers,
During the last meetings of the International Trade of Endangered Species of Flora and Fauna, known as CITES, on 25th September and 4th October in Johannesburg decided with immediate effect that rosewood (Dalbergia *) and bubinga (Guibourtia) are pulled on the Red List of protected species.
It is important that trade and production of these species have not been banned completely. However, since January 2017, the import and trade to third countries (non EU) of these wood species and products made of these woods require appropriate licenses and CITES documents. In the future, the documents confirming the legal trade of these species can be checked at any time in any country in the world.
From 2nd January 2017 CITES regulations will cover the following types of wood:
Rosewood (Dalbergia *) All species
Guibourtia tessmannii (Bubinga)
Guibourtia Pellegrini (Bubinga)
Guibourtia demeusei (Bubinga)
We declare that we have already taken steps to legalize the entire inventory of completed instruments and wood located in our factory. What’s more, all current and future deliveries will be certified in accordance with the provisions of CITES. However, the Polish Ministry of Environment Protection estimates that the process of obtaining the certificate will take from 6 to 8 weeks. Therefore we expect some delays of all instruments scheduled from the end of December 2016 to February 2017.
We also recommend that each of you contacted the local office for the environment. It is important that you were well informed about the requirements and regulations how to manage the inventory of the above-mentioned species of wood from 2nd January 2017.