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Industry calls for boarder crossing exceptions for instruments made of endangered material

Laura  Barnes
Industry calls for boarder crossing exceptions for instruments made of endangered material

A number of industry bodies have urged for the revision of the laws around travelling with instruments made from endangered materials.

IQ reports that in a joint statement, seven music industry bodies called for a revision.

Pearle (Performing Arts Employers Associations League Europe), the American Federation of Musicians (AFM), the International Federation of Musicians (FIM), the League of American Orchestras, the International Association of Violin and Bow Makers (EILA), the American Federation of Violin and Bow Makers and the National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM) said that “reasonable and practical procedures are urgently needed” to minimise travel delays and administrative burdens for musicians travelling with instruments containing species listed by CITES, including ivory, rosewood, mother of pearl and lizard skin.

The music industry bodies highlighted this issue last month, and it seems to have made an impact.
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Attendees at this month’s Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) agreed to discuss a revision of resolution 16.8 – the regulations covering the cross-boarder movement of such musical instruments.

Tags: NAMM , CITES , travelling musicians , touring musicians , Pearle , boarder crossing , IQ

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