The Ivory Act 2018 comes into effect on Monday 6th June, bringing with it a new raft of rules and administration to ensure you stay on the right side of the law.
It will become illegal to trade in any items containing elephant ivory, but there is an exception for musical instruments made before 1975 with less than 20% ivory by volume. This is of course mostly going to affect the piano trade, but also any older instrument with decorative ivory inlay.
Exemption isn’t automatic and has to be applied for individually for each instrument, and there’s a whole host of considerations and transactional details to be aware of.
Matt’s been doing the research on this and Friday’s drop-in is an opportunity for you to hear and discuss the outcomes so that we’re all sure to avoid the potential fines of up to £250,000 and/or 5 years in prison.
These sessions are really informal and open to any business operating across the MI sector.
If you’d like to come along, you can register to attend this week’s session here.