League speaks up for instruments at CITES policy meeting

November 29, 2017

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In pursuit of easing restrictions for musicians that travel internationally with instruments containing rosewood, the League represented orchestras in Geneva, Switzerland this week at the 69th Standing Committee meeting of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species. As more than 600 attendees representing the 183 parties to the treaty met to consider agenda items that included rules for traveling musicians and touring orchestrasthe League partnered with other music organizations to deliver comments to decision makers, calling for immediate and long-term policy improvements that will address urgent conservation concerns while protecting international cultural activities. Watch this space for more updates as these meetings draw to a close.