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EU adopts new rules on cultural heritage imports

April 10th, 2019|Geen categorie|

Regulation is designed to protect against smuggling and cut off a source of terrorist financing Source:THE ART NEWSPAPER The European Council yesterday adopted new rules to clamp down on the illicit trafficking in cultural goods, including a requirement for import licences on artefacts more than 250 years old. The EU says the regulation is designed [...]

German Parliament passes controversial law to protect culture

July 8th, 2016|Geen categorie|

Collectors, dealers and high-profile artists campaigned hard against the tightening of import and export rules by the German Parliament. Catherine Hickley reports: The German upper house of parliament today (8 July) passed a law aimed at tackling illegal trafficking in looted antiquities and protecting German national heritage, introducing what dealers call the most stringent import [...]

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