CITES

You Can't Take My Guitar! What Every Traveling Musician Should Know About CITES

By Dwight Worden

INTRODUCTION AND BACKGROUND   
CITES is the acronym for the international treaty governing trade and transport of endangered species.  The acronym stands for: Convention International on Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Flora and Fauna.  What follows is a brief primer on what every traveling musician should know about this important international agreement and how it is implemented.

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