Martin have recently completed a custom shop order I made about a year ago, it's an Italian/Mahogany Jumbo with Adi bracing - apparently there are Rosewood side strips inside the guitar, although the build sheet does not mention Rosewood anywhere.
My dealer has raised the concern that this may cause international shipping issues, as I am currently based in Asia. He mentioned that he has applied for a Fish & Wildlife Certificate, which may take weeks or months (uncertain), but apparently this is what is needed for shipping EIR internationally. So at the moment my options are to have the guitar shipped immediately and face risk of confiscation, or wait for the Fish & Wildlife Certificate.
Just wondering what your experiences are, if you have shipped or had shipped guitars with EIR?