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Old 08-04-2017, 01:14 PM
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I'm about ready to undertake the arduous task of making my remaining stock of Tree Mahogany exportable. I have chain of custody from 1983 forward on all I currently have. All I have is in Guitar Sets, any advice to make it less than a full time job for 3 months to do this? I have more than "several" sets.

While I believe that these guitar shaped pieces are already "worked" wood and a product, many times removed from log and lumber with billeting and re-saw and all have a light coat of shellac on them, I am still at the mercy of any particular agent at anytime. Sadly with paperwork I'm not sure that situation would change.

I'm getting lots of International interest so I think the expense might be justified.

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Old 08-09-2017, 12:20 PM
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it shouldn't be too painful, but proper chain of custody and such is important.
you need to apply for a permit for each set you sell internationally or you can create a master file which will umbrella all of your sets.
here is the link for the application
https://www.fws.gov/forms/3-200-32.pdf
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Old 08-09-2017, 03:26 PM
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The people to ask about what you need to do in order to get your export permits are at the US Fish and Wildlife Service. From what I hear, and the agents I have met at the NAMM Show, they are quite willing to explain their rules, and have been pretty easy about documentation. Have you asked them what you will need?
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Old 08-09-2017, 11:03 PM
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Thanks, I'm going to make the effort. U.S. Fish and Wildlife is the place to get it done.

My patience is just not what it used to be... LOL
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