The CINOA Charter defines fine art dealers uncompromisingly as follows: ‘A fine art dealer, member of a national association affiliated to CINOA, is not only a merchant but also a consultant, who is required to respect the rules of her/his association. S/He serves a cultural mission by distributing objects of art which s/he identifies through experience. The relations with her/his clientele are based on confidence and mutual trust. S/He is obliged to give her/his clients correct information concerning the date, the artist and the state of preservation of the objects s/he sells.’