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Summary & Update on EU proposal on imports of cultural goods (EU Import licenses & statements requirements for non-European Cultural goods)

5 October 2018
 
European Union institutions are currently discussing legal measures which, if passed un-amended, could cause considerable problems for many dealers and auction houses which sell fine art, antiques or antiquities:
 
Why does CINOA oppose these proposals?

CINOA believes that the proposals are totally misguided and has written numerous position papers and discussed with EU officials the practicalities of what they are proposing. In a nutshell, the registration measures would add costs and paperwork to the operation as well as delays in transportation of art and antiques businesses throughout Europe, particularly dealers participating at art fairs abroad. 

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