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.

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.

May 10, 2016

The 7-year United States Agency for International Development-World Resource cooperative agreement that has supported the FLA is coming to an end on September 30, 2016.

March 18, 2016

Last year, the California Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) voted to list Bisphenol A (BPA) as a hazardous chemical under California’s Safe Water and Toxic Enforcement Act...

February 23, 2016

On July 6th-7th, the Forest Legality Alliance will hold its Summer 2016 Semi-annual Meeting in Washington, D.C.

When: July 6-7
Where: Washington, D.C. 
Location: TBD

November 4, 2015

Please mark your calendars for the 14th semi-annual meeting of the Forest Legality Alliance membership, which will take place on December 15-16 in Washington, DC.


October 5, 2015

In 2013, the Obama administration created a taskforce to address the effects of wildlife trafficking.  As a result, in 2014, the U.S.

September 21, 2015

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service issued a proposed rule regarding commercial transactions involving musical instruments and other products containing African elephant ivo...

August 17, 2015

A Washington State mill and its owner who state they supplied big leaf maple to music industry companies have been indicted on federal charges of receiving stolen federal property and violating the Lacey Act. Also indicted were three individuals who allegedly harvested bigleaf maple from federal...

August 17, 2015

According to the federal Copyright Act (17 U.S.C.