NAMM Issues Action Alert For All Members Concerned About New Restrictions on Exported Musical Instruments

March 6, 2007

NAMM, the trade association of the international music products industry, today issued a call to action for all of its Commercial and Retail Members, and interested musicians, teachers and students concerned about potential import/export regulations that would place restrictions on finished musical instrument products made of Pernambuco wood, Honduras and Nicaraguan Rosewood. These products are typically used for violin and string instrument bows, banjos, guitars and mandolins.

Go to icon link export restrictions alert and use the quick, easy NAMM Action Alert system to send comments to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service requesting that any protection for endangered wood species should not include finished musical instrument products. All industry comments must be received by the Fish and Wildlife Service no later than April 20, 2007.