No deal planning - Travelling with instruments containing protected species.

PEARLE, the EU association of employers in live performance, just issued the following:

Instruments that cross international borders and contain protected species such as ivory and certain woods need a CITES musical instrument certificate. In case of a no-deal, when crossing a UK-EU border, these instruments could only pass through certain ports and airports. The three most used entrance/exit points for orchestras and music groups, Dover/Calais, the Eurotunnel and Immingham would not handle instruments with MICs anymore.

In case of an agreement, the European Commission confirmed that travelling with instruments containing protected species between UK-EU would continue without problems during the transition period.