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Video Explainers on MIC and Border Crossings Released

We’ve now released a recording of the webinars and Q&A session we put on, explaining the latest guidance on MIC, and how to travel with musical instruments containing CITES-listed controlled endangered species.

Published: 06 July 2021 | 11:55 AM
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MIC’s enable unlimited travel with your musical instrument containing CITES listed controlled endangered species. Photo credit: Shutterstock

In March 2021, the Animal Plant Health Authority (APHA) and UK Border Force joined forces with the MU and held a series of webinars. You can now rewatch the webinars and read through questions and answers from webinar participants.

The MIC’s purpose, use and how to make an application

The first webinar covers Musical Instrument Certificates (MIC). MIC’s enable unlimited travel with your musical instrument containing CITES listed controlled endangered species, across country customs borders without the need to apply each time for separate import & export certificates. They are valid for 3 years. CITES stands for Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species.

This presentation was produced with APHA and Border Force and introduces the new guidance.

The practical considerations of travel and designated ports of entry

In this presentation you can find practical advice from UK Border Force on how to travel with your musical instrument containing CITES-listed controlled endangered species, and on how to present your MIC to customs at country borders including the mandatory designated ports of entry that must be used to enter or leave the UK.

Visit our dedicated page to view both webinars, and read through questions and answers from webinar participants.

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