Regulatory compliance

NAMM monitors and advocates for regulatory compliance issues that impact the music products industry including materials content requirements, musician’s travel and wood import. NAMM members are encouraged follow and stay informed on the following issues.


September 13, 2017

September 13, 2017

February 8, 2017

NAMM presented unique learning opportunities during The 2017 NAMM Show. “Only at The NAMM Show” sessions presented information on issues that impact your business and celebrate and promote music education and music making opportunities for all people.

February 1, 2017

NAMM’s "Updates from the Capitol" provides summaries of new and emerging policies and issues that have potential impact for NAMM member businesses.  Information offers baseline data and information and does not represent specific advocacy positions.

December 20, 2016

Note: Any musical instrument made of composite or laminate wood is impacted by the new regulations.

September 13, 2016

The State of California has adopted new rules governing the disclosure of potential cancer-causing chemicals and other materials in consumer products.  The new rules, which become mandatory August 30, 2018 (but which manufacturers and retailers may comply with before...

July 27, 2016

NAMM and its members extend their sincere gratitude to the leadership of American Federation of Musicians (AFM) and its effective efforts to advise and guide government and aviation agencies to develop clear and uniform standards for airline travel with musical i...

June 17, 2016

Forest Legality Alliance's June 2016 newsletter is now available.

June 7, 2016

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) has completed a rulemaking process concerning the trade of African elephant ivory.

May 31, 2016

The Department of Labor has released the first major overhaul of federal overtime pay rules in more than a decade, dramatically increasing the salary levels at which professional, executive and administrative employees will be exempt from overtime.

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