2011 has not been a stellar year for Bolivian Genuine Mahogany. This furniture wood is sought after for high quality and traditional use. Typically imported from South America, Genuine Mahogany is facing competition from substitutes coming out of Africa and plantation grown lumber. Add the questionable practices of some suppliers in Bolivia and a shortage appears. Due to this shortage, the price of Mahogany will climb, along with the alternatives.
The Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES) has fallen to disrepair in Bolivia due to lack of funding. The current non-detriment findings are not up to date, thus they cannot verify the stability of the current Mahogany population. Until this verification can be met, Bolivian Genuine Mahogany has been banned for exportation. J. Gibson McIlvain, a wholesale exotic lumber supplier, is very frustrated with the state of lumber in Bolivia. They have relationships with many responsible mills in Bolivia which have their non-detriment findings up to date. The few mills that do not and the unorganized Bolivian CITES are causing the entire industry to suffer.
J. Gibson McIlvain has a long trustworthy history in the lumber supplier world because they work closely with all the mills from which they import. From on site staff to extensive paper work, J. Gibson McIlvain knows the entire journey of the lumber in their yards. Despite this shortage, J. Gibson McIlvain will supply quality Genuine Mahogany and its alternative at the lowest price possible. Trust J. Gibson McIlvain because their thorough knowledge in the importation chain assures the legality and quality of the lumber they sell.
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