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.

July 29, 2015

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service published for public comment proposed regulations [80 Federal Register 45154] to implement a previously-announced plan to ban the interstate sale of almost all products containing elephant ivory.  Text of the proposed rule can be found on the FWS website, ...

July 27, 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...

June 25, 2015

In 1961, the California legislature amended the Unfair Competition Law to include a “Made in the U.S.A.” provision (Bus. & Prof. Code §17533.7) as a response to foreign companies falsely marketing their foreign-made products.

February 27, 2015

On Feb. 26, 2015 the U.S. Federal Communications Commission approved a new set of rules for how Internet Service Providers (ISPs) manage internet traffic and access.

February 3, 2015

Massachusetts has enacted legislation (Chapter 477 Acts 2014) which requires state public or charter schools which issue wind instruments to k-12 students to inform parents that the instrument has been sanitized and may also be sterilized at the expense of the parent or guardian to insure that al...

February 3, 2015

A major overhaul of the labeling requirements applicable to California's Proposition 65 is open for public comment until April 8.  The proposal from the California Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment would require the required warning about cancer-causing chemicals would have to be p...

January 5, 2015

Last week, the Department of Transportation (DOT) issued a final rule that will allow airline passengers to bring musical instruments on flights as carry-on or checked baggage.

September 12, 2014

Last week, the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service published a bulletin on how to submit Lacey Act declarations electronically through LAWGS.

August 5, 2014

NAMM Members have the opportunity to participate in a free, two-day Intellectual Property (IP) Academy April 8 & 9, 2015, at the Global Intellectual Property Academy (GIPA) of the U.S.