I have sold and shipped a few, including one with a Brazilian rosewood board. Each time I obtained the required export permit from the Canadian authorities. It is an easy and free process. And you can obtain a pre-approval before the guitar sells and then get the final paperwork once you have the buyer details.Any problems? I always use USPS/Canada Post for shipping and I hear they don't really check for cites regulations. Last thing I want is to have customs confiscate my guitar.
Any recent experiences?
I requested a certificate a few weeks ago, but haven't seen it yet. Might just drive it over the border and ship from there like last time.If anybody is interested, this is the info you need to provide for a CITES approval....
We will need details on the make, model and serial number of the guitar, along with photos where we can confirm that information.
As well, we will need to know how, when, where, from whom, etc you obtained this guitar that you are now sending out of Canada. It is important for us to know the when, since if the guitar came into Canada after Jan 2, 2017, a CITES permit would have been required, and we would need to see it.
Ugh...just not worth it