A new streamlined process for issuing musical instrument certificates for international travel has been proposed and accepted by 178 nations at a March 13 meeting of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES). While it will take several months for each country to determine its procedures for issuing and recognizing the new passports, musicians need to know whether their instruments require a permit and how to navigate the somewhat tricky procedures already in place.
On May 14, 2013, the League of American Orchestras, in partnership with the American Federation of Musicians, The Recording Academy, and NAMM, hosted a free, interactive webinar featuring experts from U.S. Fish and Wildlife, the agency that implements CITES in the United States. The webinar is the first in what will likely be a three-part series. Download the free, on-demand webinar.
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Posted May 29, 2013