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Positive developments for musicians travelling overseas with their instruments

Music industry welcomes CITES update that makes it easier for musicians to travel with their instruments.

Further to recent concerns regarding musicians travelling across borders with endangered species built into their instruments, a recent development has been welcomed by the music industry following the CITES convention that took place in Johannesburg earlier this year.
The Convention of International Trade in Endangered Species agreed to make the changes outlined in the CITES update to the legislation, in order to protect musicians and their instruments.
Dave Webster, MU National Organiser for Live Performance says:
“This is much needed good news for the musical community, not just here in the UK, but across the globe. It should ensure that some of the unnecessary stresses MU members endure when travelling with their instruments are removed. We will be working with our EU colleagues at FIM to provide guidance and advice which should be available in early 2017.”
If you have any concerns in the meantime, please contact the MU Live Performance Department via live@themu.org
Published: 05/12/2016

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