Topic: Getting Bassoon Cane to China
Hello everyone! This is my first post here so be gentle.
I have recently moved to Shanghai, China for my husband's work. I brought a small batch of cane that I had bought from a friend in Tucson before I left the States. I was wondering if anyone knows of issues with purchasing cane and having it shipped to China?
My parents, being the dedicated people they are, read through the entire export regulations on shipping things from the US to China. They came up with a clause somewhere in the 40 page document that mentions instrument, accessories, and parts. This had me wondering if cane could be considered an accessory or part of the bassoon? Also, China has some pretty quirky restrictions on what they will allow into the country via mail. I know I have the option of contacting different suppliers to see if they will ship to my city but I'd prefer to keep using my supplier in Tucson who works out of her home.
Any help would be greatly appreciated!