I have just read that as of 2nd January 2017 the regulation limiting the movement of Brazilian rosewood has been extended to incluse any kind of rosewood. My guess is that the majority of guitars contain rosewood, either as a fretboard or, in the case of acoustics, as bridges, binding or even parts of the body.
Reverb has an article about this: New CITES Regulations For All Rosewood Species
The UK government's news
on this says: The UK CITES Management Authority currently (22/12/16) has no plans to request holders of Dalbergia wood to register their stocks. However, holders should be able to show its origin; either that it is pre-convention, or if imported after listing, that it was lawfully imported.
Dalbergia is the tree from which we get rosewood.
It must make life quite difficult for folk who tour internationally with their guitars and for dealers like Richard's Guitars who ship products outside of their country. For anyone wanting to sell a secondhand guitar, it will probably not have a certificate relating to its rosewood content, which probably means we cannot sell them outside of the country we are currently in.
What do you guys make of this?