In a time of expanding global trade, NAMM monitors and advocates for trade policies and regulations that affect NAMM members who import and export musical products, including CITES restrictions and procedures, Lacey Act requirements or ivory content regulations. NAMM Members are encouraged to follow and stay informed on the following issues.


November 15, 2017

Export Roundtable at The 2018 NAMM Show: Grow Your Global Sales Through Exporting
Friday, January 26, 2018
2 - 3 pm
Anaheim Convention Center, NAMM Member Center, Hall B Lobby

January 24, 2017

Thursday, January 26, 2017
2:00 pm Pacific / 5:00 pm Eastern

June 7, 2016

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

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.

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

January 5, 2016

California has amended its strict "Made in USA" labeling standard to bring it more in line with the federal standard enforced by the Federal Trade Commission.  The new law, signed in Septemb...

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 7, 2015

The United States Trade Representative’s office announced that it successfully concluded the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) negotiations, signaling it had reached a trade agreement between Australia, Canada, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, Peru, Vietnam, Chile, Brunei, Singapore, and New Zealand.

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...