Topics Monitored

PRIORITIES 2023-24: Anti-money laundering (AML) laws (EU & US), Import of cultural goods (EU), Illicit trade statistics, studies, and initiatives (EU & US), UNESCO Code of Ethics for Dealers and Model Provisions relating to the art trade (Worldwide)

EUROPEAN UNION: EU Action Plan against Illicit Trade of Cultural Goods, EU Artist’s Resale Right directive, EU Consumer Rights directive, EU copyright reform, EU Green Deal & ivory restrictions, EU trade policies affecting the art market, EU Return of Cultural Goods directive, EU Regulation on Export of Cultural Goods, EU Value Added Tax (VAT)

INTERNATIONAL: MOUs relating to art and cultural goods, Nicosia Convention, 1970 UNESCO Convention, UNIDROIT Convention, US Tariffs on imports of Chinese goods, Gondar/UNIDROIT
orphan works project, INTERPOL/EUROPOL stolen art databases

MATTERS CONCERNING: Due diligence and Provenance, Restitution and Repatriation