AUSTRALIA CUSTOM OFFICIALS RECOGNIZE
CINOA AFFILIATED DEALERS
We are pleased to announce that the Australian Government's Customs
and Border Protection Service is updating their
fact sheet on Importing Antiques and recognizes CINOA affiliated dealers
as qualified to certify antiques for import into Australia.
The Import Export Policy has noted from information provided on the Australian
Antique and Art Dealers Association (AAADA) website that the AAADA is
a member of CINOA, the principal international confederation of Art and Antique
As such, and in line with their review of the Importing Antiques fact sheet,
they will include links to the AAADA and CINOA websites.
Please ensure that your details are up to date on the CINOA website,
www.cinoa.org. Your local association can update them for you.
DROITE DE SUITE/ARTIST RESALE RIGHT
FOR AND AGAINST DROIT DE SUITE/ARTIST
RESALE RIGHTS (DDS/ARR)
An International WIPO (World Intellectual Property Organization) Conference
on the Artist's Resale Right will be held in Geneva on April 28, 2017,
ahead of the next session of the Standing Committee on Copyright and Related Rights (SCCR),
to promote ARR.
The Swiss Art Market Association, including CINOA member associations, VSAK/SSACA,
the VSG, and KHVS/ACAS/SATA, designed a flyer in French and German promoting the
fact that the Swiss art trade has not adopted DdS/ARR.
The Swiss Federal Council decided not to introduce "droit de suite" since the
entitlement would only be to the advantage of a very small number of artists,
the revenue would be marginal and the risk that the entitlement would impact
the competitiveness of the art market or it would lead to delocalisation to countries
where it did not exist.
DISCOVER THE SWISS FLYERS IN FRENCH OR GERMAN:
Dans l'intérêt des artistes: une Suisse sans droit de suite
Im Interesse der Kunstler : Schweiz ohne Folgerecht
MEETING AT THE EC CONCERNING POSSIBLE
FUTURE MEASURES TO PREVENT ILLICIT IMPORT
FROM "CULTURAL GOODS" INTO THE EU
On March 30, the European Art Market Coalition, with two CINOA representatives,
Erika Bochereau and Vincent Geerling,
met with Elena Maidou, the Commission's official in charge of cultural goods in DG TAXUD,
and her head of Unit, Pierre Larrieu, to discuss the recent EU questionnaire and possible
future measures to prevent illicit import from "cultural goods" into the EU. (see March's
newsletter for more details). The introductory meeting provided us an opportunity
to voice our concerns as art professionals. We provided 5 studies that dispelled the myth
that there is a large illicit art and antiques trade. Furthermore, during the
conversation we defended the position that new legislation will not hinder illicit activities
but will harm the legitimate art trade.
We will continue to follow up with Commission officials but also seek to meet with MEPs
knowledgeable about the issue (who are most likely members of the CULT Committee) so
that they table a parliamentary question to the Commission
requiring clarifications/explanations. As customs fall within an exclusive competence
of the EU, the European Parliament will have a strong say when the proposal
will be unveiled on 4th July (tbc). It is important to work this from
as many angles as possible. Please contact us for supporting material if you
know any MEPs who might be favourable to our cause.
CULT members can be found through this link:
FIRST G7 CULTURAL MINISTERS' MEETING & UN SECURITY
COUNCIL APPROVES RESOLUTION 2347
ART BUSINESS CONFERENCE - NEW YORK
POST EVENT UPDATE