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Government Releases CITES Leaflet

The MU has been sent further information from DEFRA regarding CITES, which members travelling outside of the UK may find useful.

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By Dave Webster Published: 09 December 2020 | 12:42 PM Updated: 09 June 2021 | 11:14 AM
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There are just a few weeks left until the Brexit transition period ends. Photo credit: Shutterstock

Members with endangered species within their musical instrument who wish to travel outside of the UK after 1 January 2021 with their instrument will need a Musical Instrument Certificate.

The Brexit transition period ends this year, that means you have just a few weeks left to make the necessary preparations for your business to continue moving CITES items from 1 January 2021. See the new leaflet, or find out more on the Government’s website.

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