Advocacy

CINOA represents member organizations and further promotes responsible trade in the arts market. On this page, we post about specific issues related to cultural heritage, legislation and trade. For general aspects about how the art market operates which are often misunderstood by the public and policy makers, please see our website section Facts.

The trade of art, antiques and design plays a role in protecting the history and heritage of mankind. However, poorly written laws and policies curb the trade of cultural goods and can lead to the actual destruction of cultural artifacts. Our concern is to find the appropriate balance that both protects cultural artifacts and traditions and the dealers whose life work has been to promote cultural exchange of art.

CINOA’s belief is that the issues that affect our members will also affect the ancillary groups that serve our members. Our proactive cooperative approach is designed to influence legislation before any vote in a legislative body is taken. (Click here for the list of topics monitored)

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CINOA Council Meeting 2023
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Our outreach is always to inform lawmakers of both our research and position on pending matters.

Your financial contributions help amplify our efforts in lobbying, research and education. To learn more about becoming involved, see Membership and Support.

Questions? Please contact us.

Antique Ivory
May 2024 | CINOA

Submission to the EU on CITES Closure of Domestic Ivory Markets

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Press Releases & Art Market papers
May 2024 | CINOA

CINOA Feedback on U.S. MOUs Ukraine, Jordan & Ecuador for CPAC June 4, 2024 Agenda

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Press Releases & Art Market papers
May 2024 | CINOA

Critique of misuse in EU Commission Action Plan of Interpol’s seized cultural goods figure

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EU legislation and initiatives
Mar 2024 | CINOA

Feedback on the EC Q&A for the Import of Cultural Goods Regulation

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EU legislation and initiatives
Mar 2024 | CINOA

Submission for the 2024 review of the EU Supranational Risk Assessment 2022

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