Based on the frequent mention of CITES in this forum, I have started to look into this. I understand from this forum that most guitars traded to today contain some rosewood which is now under the CITES regulation.
In Sweden CITES is dealt with by "jordbruksverket". Their (or one of their) relevant web pages is: http://www.jordbruksverket.se/amnesomra ... 1ee75.html
My reading of this is as follows everyone selling/buying a guitar with A (Brazilian rosewood) or B (any rosewood) part in Sweden needs to have proper CITES paperwork to stay legal. That seems to include private transactions.
There have even been court cases in Sweden: http://www.gp.se/gitarren-kan-vara-olag ... a-1.151255
. The guy tried to sell a guitar with Brazilian rosewood (A listed) which was from the 80ies. So the instrument was pre-protection and in principle legal. But that instrument had been sold in 2006 without paperwork, which made it illegal in Sweden. Once it is illegal it is illegal in Sweden, despite being obviously pre-protection.
Could someone from Sweden, please comment on this?