Ivory Regulations Ban Update

Guest Blog by Sally Phillips

Update—October 2015

This past summer, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announced its proposed revisions to rules regarding the sale of objects containing ivory in interstate or foreign commerce.
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New Federal and State Ivory Regulations and Pianos

Guest Blog by Sally Phillips

The American piano industry voluntarily abandoned ivory as a key-covering material and switched to plastic in the mid-1950s. By the 1980s, European makers had taken the same path. Since then, the piano-manufacturing industry has not been involved in the illegal use or importation of ivory; today, no new pianos contain ivory. More …