The Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES) restricts the movement of items containing materials from certain endangered species, including:
– Elephant ivory
In compliance with the Endangered Species Act and the US Fish & Wildlife Service (USFWS):
1) T2 does not sell instruments or bows containing tortoiseshell or elephant ivory less than 100 years old
2) T2 does not ship instruments or bows containing rosewood pegs, tailpieces or chinrests outside the US
Lots containing rosewood parts are clearly indicated in the online catalogue. All affected accessories will be removed prior to shipping outside the US at no notice to buyers. Please note there is currently no restriction for shipping rosewood within the US.
Items containing mother of pearl require a US Fish & Wildlife declaration in order to be shipped internationally.
The permit is compulsory and costs $125 per shipment, regardless of the number of pieces containing mother of pearl. The application is sent once full payment has been received and buyers should allow up to 10 business days for processing. We thank you for your patience during this step!
Snake skin, lizard skin and other types of exotic non-cattle leather used for bow grips are also prohibited from international shipment by USFW laws. T2 will remove these materials from bows before international shipment without further notice to the successful bidder.
As an extinct species, mammoth ivory is exempt from federal United State Fish & Wildlife regulation. It can be shipped and transported across international borders without declarations or fees.
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
For advice on shipping items containing ivory or tortoiseshell internationally, or any further information, please contact email@example.com.