Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Obtaining a CITES Certificate for the Erhu

Lately I've been hearing some 'weird' things about obtaining a CITES certificate for the erhu.

I just want to debunk some of the myths here:

1) There is not just 1, but a few companies, including yours truly - Eason Music, who can apply for a CITES certificate to accompany your erhu in Singapore.

2) It takes less than 5 minutes to submit the application if you have a previous record.

3) It takes 3 working days for the application to be processed. You can get it within the day if you opt for express service, but you have to pay double the fee.

4) The processing fee is S$29.40. Of course there are also the transport and toll fees incurred when collecting the certificate (because they cannot send it to us)

5) The processing organisation in Singapore is called Agri-Food and Veterinary Authority of Singapore(AVA). Click here for their website.

So there you have it. I hope this is useful information for you.

Have a good day!

No comments:

Post a Comment