More than 250 species of rosewood (dalbergia), three species of bubinga (guibourtia) and kosso (Pterocarpus erinaceus) will be protected by action taken by the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES). The regulation includes an annotation that is extended to wood parts and derivatives, including finished products like musical instruments. The expanded listing, which will take effect on January 2, 2017 is applicable worldwide and will require all manufacturers and retailers of musical instruments containing one or more the aforementioned species (excluding Brazilian rosewood) to obtain a permit from the appropriate management authority (in the U.S., it's the Fish and Wildlife Service) if they wish to export one or more instruments outside of the country. Domestic shipments will not require a permit.
NAMM, together with partners including The American Federation of Musicians of the United States and Canada, American Federation of Violin and Bow Makers, League of American Orchestras, and The Recording Academy are hosting a webinar featuring experts from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, the agency that implements the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) in the United States. The webinar will offer information and guidance for compliance with tonewood and other regulations.
Join us on Wednesday, December 7 at 12:00 pm EST for a free one-hour webinar that provides an overview of the rules for musical instruments and invites your questions. Register Here!
Please note: This webinar will also be recorded and available on-demand for those unable to join us on December 7.
Gather at The NAMM Show with your questions about CITES (Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Flora and Fauna) and learn about required compliance at the following informative sessions. Plan ahead!
Import Export Forum: CITES and Other Issues Friday, January 20, 9:00 am -10:00 am NAMM Member Center Anaheim Convention Center, Lobby B
Moderated by Mary Luehrsen, NAMM Panel: Jim Goldberg, Goldberg and Associates; and Heather Noonan, League of American Orchestras The recent CITES conference made significant changes with regard to international trade in instruments containing all species of rosewood. This session will address these changes as well as other international trade and travel issues.
Import Export Roundtable: CITES Compliance Q&A Friday, January 20, 11:00 am – 12:00 pm NAMM Member Center Anaheim Convention Center, Lobby B
Facilitated by: Jim Goldberg, Goldberg and Associates; Heather Noonan, League of American Orchestras: Ethna Piazza, Taylor Guitars This informal discussion will address significant changes with regard to international trade in instruments containing all species of rosewood.