League of American Orchestras
NEW Rules for Protected Species and Musical Instruments


Are you 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, Carnegie Hall, Chamber Music America, League of American Orchestras, The Recording Academy, and NAMM hosted this webinar 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.

This webinar provides an overview of the rules for musical instruments and 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.


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