On 5 May 1977 European musical instrument manufacturers have hitherto formed an amalgamation as members of the Confederation of European Music Industries (CAFIM). As unification within Europe gradually progressed, the general industrial confederation of music industries – originally restricted to manufacturers – came to cover the entire branch and today represents the music trade in the whole of Europe including wholesalers, retailers and importers. Subsequent spread of the EU towards the east will in future result in a whole number of new countries linking up to organization. The general objectives pursued by CAFIM have always been and still are to promote and safeguard the interests of the European Musical Instrument Industry as well as those of practising musicians in every conceivable way.
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EDITOR : JACQUES CARBONNEAUX – PHOTOS : IISD REPORTING SERVICES Missioned by CSFI and representing APLG for the guitar sector, I have just returned from the CITES Plants Committee, which was held at its headquarters in Switzerland from 24th to 27th July. I was accompanied by my colleagues, Fanny Reyre-Ménard, violin maker and vice-president of [...]