Chain of Custody

VRIKSH Shipment certificate

Technical partner of VRIKSH Shipment certificate (Comparable document in lieu of CITES permit for Appendix II species) in association with Export Promotion Council for Handicrafts (EPCH) has been taken into force after the 17th meeting of the Conference of the parties to CITES (CoP17), held in September/October 2016 where the entire genus Dalbergia spp. (except for Brazilian rosewood (Dalbergia nigra), which is listed in Appendix I) were listed in Appendix II. It has been effective from 2nd Jan 2017. The VRIKSH export certificate is valid for a period of 6 months from the date of issue.

The certificate helps in tracing the origin of supply chain procuring material, compliance with all legal requirements and with national/ International regulatory trade requirements.

Since its inception, more than 7000 CITES comparable document i.e. VRIKSH shipment certificates containing the items of Dalbergia spp. have been issued for exporting from India to countries like US, Europe etc.


VRIKSH Shipment certificate


  • Ensuring legality and tractability of timber
  • Robust export potential
  • Sustainable supply chain and export
  • Increase in revenue generation
  • Enhances livelihood opportunities for the manufacturers of handicraft industry
  • Ensuring due diligence, risk assessment and mitigation of export

Relevant documents (a link to the download application form or standard)

Contact Details

Pankaj Pant
Senior Manager