After our present, fully documented, inventory of Cocobolo, Honduras Rosewood and African Blackwood are sold we will no longer carry any Dalbergia species. It is our opinion that these species cannot comply in full with CITES regulations due to the way those species grow and are harvested. This of course, doesn’t apply to any plantation grown Dalbergia. We are required by the Lacey Act to certify that every step involved in harvesting, transporting and manufacturing of CITES items is in compliance with, not only US laws but the laws of the country of harvest. This is not possible and we cannot pretend that it is.
The laws concerning timber harvesting are well meaning but are poorly enforced and in some countries, completely ignored. Hibdon Hardwood has complied with the letter and spirit of the various regulations for the entire forty-two years we have been in business and we will continue to source only sustainable wood. We welcome your comments or inquiries.