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Whilst we all know concertinas are endangered species, I have have read an article where the plight of a visiting European orchestra was detailed. They were stopped by US officials on entry to the country. The issue being their instruments, specifically violin bows etc that have finishings of ivory. The orchestra had to perform with borrowed bows and face a $500 fine per bow to get them back when they go home. Apparently the US is applying some sort of control over the product of endangered species, including ivory, some rosewoods, mother of pearl, tortoiseshell and others. Special certi