Buying Brazilian - legality??
I've decided on getting another custom built and I want Brazilian this time. I can find some decent BRW on-line. My question is how do I ensure that what I'm getting is legally harvested? I've asked all the dealers that I've considered buying from if their product was verifiably legal and the common answer is that their product was harvested pre-CITES but they had no way to prove this. How much due dilligence do I need to do in order to protect myself? Some dealers have said that their product came from antique furniture or beams. If they are lying what can I do? Is it enough for me to ask if it's legal, and if I'm told that it is legal....have I done enough? If that's not enough, what else can I do?