Has anyone had any experience of selling guitars across international borders since the current CITES rules tightened up last year, (particularly on guitars containing rosewood). I know within Europe crossing borders does not count but I am in Australia and a couple of guitars I have decided to list on ebay - a Di Mauro Modèle Django and a 1969 Jacques Favino Model 5A classical, both at bargain prices too - would most likely sell to Europe or USA as there is little interest here in Australia even at half the price they would sell for in Europe.
Both guitars appear to have rosewood fingerboards and bridges only.
Obviously these can easily be proved to be vintage but do not have the relevant CITES certificates.
I read somewhere that individuals can apply for such certificates but at great expense and even then it can take a long time to process.
I know there was also discussion when these rules came into force to allow a simpler procedure for such private sales but I can so far find no record of any amendments.
So, I wondered if anyone has any more up to date knowledge of what can or can't be done?