Travel with instruments
Endangered Species and the Traveling Musician
Special permits are required to travel internationally with certain musical instruments containing protected species, such as ivory, rosewood, tortoise shell, and other material. How can you know whether your instrument requires such permits? The League of American Orchestras, the American Federation of Musicians, The Recording Academy, and NAMM hosted a webinar on May 14, 2013, featuring experts from U.S. Fish and Wildlife, the agency that implements the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) in the United States. You may download a PDF of the slides, and access the complete archived presentation via the link below.
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