Free webinar explains new rules for musical instruments and protected species

Posted on: December 13, 2016

Is your orchestra ready to follow the new regulations for crossing international borders with musical instruments that contain protected species, such as ivory, rosewood, tortoise shell, and other material? In a free webinar, 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, explain the new regulations and how they affect musicians and orchestras. The webinar is hosted by the American Federation of Musicians of the United States and Canada, American Federation of Violin and Bow Makers, Carnegie Hall, Chamber Music America, League of American Orchestras, the Recording Academy, and National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM).

The webinar provides an overview of the rules for musical instrument, reviews the basics, and offers 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.

Register here

Posted December 13, 2016