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Guitar made from certified timber in Brazil © Edward Parker / WWF

Dalbergia nigra and trade with the EU

Guitar made from certified timber in Brazil © Edward Parker / WWF

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Published 22nd February 2013

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Recent report sheds light on guitar wood trade

22nd February 2012—An investigation by TRAFFIC of imports into the European Union (EU) of a valuable tropical hardwood widely used in the manufacture of musical instruments, particularly guitars, has helped clarify the rules regarding trade in the valuable commodity.

Trade in Dalbergia nigra and the European Union

Report author(s):
V. Taylor, K. Kecse-Nagy and T. Osborn

Publication date:
February 2013