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Import Restrictions on Cultural Material from Bolivia and Greece

Thursday, December 01, 2011
Sandler, Travis & Rosenberg Trade Report

U.S. Customs and Border Protection has imposed or extended restrictions on imports of certain archaeological and ethnological material from Bolivia and Greece.

Bolivia. The covered archaeological materials represent the pre-Columbian cultures of Bolivia and range in date from approximately 10,000 B.C. to 1532 A.D. The ethnological materials are from the Colonial and Republican periods and range in date from 1533 A.D. to approximately 1900. The full list of materials covered by these import restrictions, which are now being extended through Dec. 4, 2016, is set forth in T.D. 01-86.

Greece. CBP is imposing for the first time, effective Dec. 1 for a period of five years, restrictions on certain archaeological materials representing Greece’s cultural heritage from the Upper Paleolithic (beginning approximately 20,000 B.C.) through the 15th century A.D. and ecclesiastical ethnological material representing Greece’s Byzantine culture (approximately the 4th century through the 15th century A.D.). The full list of covered materials is set forth in this final rule.

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