Lacey Amendment Updates
To learn about House Res. 3210, the “Retailers and Entertainers Lacey Implementation and Enforcement Fairness” Act, or “RELIEF” Act, please download the following PDF documents.
Download: The RELIEF Act: One-Sheet Overview
Download: House Resolution 3210
Download Press Release: New Bill Clarifies Lacey Act for Instrument Manufacturers, Retailers and Distributors
Download The RELIEF Act FAQ from Congressman Jim Cooper.
An update from the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service
To help understand the requirements under U.S. conservation laws affecting the music products industry, please download this fact sheet International Trade in Plants and Wildlife Information for musicians and manufacturers of musical instruments
NAMM urges its Members to review information about Lacey Act compliance provided as part of an ongoing webinar series. The most recent webinar (offered on May 18) is available at: https://namm.webex.com/namm/ldr.php?AT=pb&SP=MC&rID=18595962&rKey=98a572...
Instruments Manufactured Prior to August 2008
Information about instruments manufactured prior to the Lacey Act Amendment (August 2008) for import of older instruments and information about how to prepare a required declaration form is available here: http://www.namm.org/public-affairs/articles/lacey-act-special-use-codes-...
NAMM's Recent Public Comment Postings
NAMM Members are encouraged to review recent public comment postings to APHIS (Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service) to review requests for changes in the implementation of Lacey regulations as they impact the music products industry. NAMM April and August comments to APHIS here: http://www.namm.org/public-affairs/articles/namm-comments-aphis-needed-c...
Import Export Task Force
NAMM is working with the Import Export Task Force comprised of NAMM Members and is planning in-person meetings in November 2011 with regulators/Members of Congress in Washington DC to discuss import and export issues including Lacey compliance: http://www.namm.org/public-affairs/articles/namm-forms-import-export-tas...
These meetings will allow NAMM and its Members to address the inhibitions to trade and commerce that exist within the law and to continue to advocate for needed changes within the regulatory compliance framework. NAMM members interested in participating in the Import/Export Task Force as well as the planned Washington meetings in November should send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org