Since the beginning of 2017, there has been concern over the restrictions placed on Melanoxylon Dalbergia (African
To explain, bagpipe makers are now required to apply for a permit for exportation and we (as a Canadian vendor) must apply for a permit if to the USA, for example. US customers will hear directly from Environment Canada once their permit is processed. Initially, there was some confusion over how all this work and the time/costs involved. Mainly there was bureaucratic uncertainty with the process and many concerns have now been eliminated or reduced greatly! The timeframe now seems very reasonable.