EU Passes New Rules on Import of Cultural Objects

April 11th, 2019

The European Council has passed new rules to prevent trafficking in cultural goods, including a requirement for import licenses on artifacts more than 250 years old. The new regulations are designed for “the effective protection against illicit trade in cultural goods and against their loss or destruction” and “the prevention of terrorist financing and money laundering through the sale of pillaged cultural goods to buyers in the union.”

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