Is your orchestra ready to follow new rules for crossing international borders with musical instruments that contain protected species, such as ivory, rosewood, tortoise shell, and other material? The American Federation of Musicians of the United States and Canada, American Federation of Violin and Bow Makers, League of American Orchestras, The Recording Academy, and National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM) are hosting a webinar on December 7 featuring experts from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, the agency that implements the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) in the United States.
On Wednesday, December 7 at 12:00 noon Eastern, the free one-hour webinar will provide an overview of the rules for musical instrument—and will invite questions. The event will review the basics and also provide important insights into the U.S. African elephant ivory rules adopted last summer and the new policies created at this year’s CITES treaty negotiations that go into effect in 2017. This webinar will be recorded and available on-demand after December 7.
Posted December 2, 2016