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Import Restrictions on Archaeological and Ethnological Materials from Colombia Extended

Tuesday, March 15, 2016
Sandler, Travis & Rosenberg Trade Report

U.S. Customs and Border Protection has extended through March 15, 2021, the import restrictions on certain categories of archaeological material originating in Colombia that range in date from approximately 1500 B.C. to A.D. 1530 and include objects made of ceramics, textiles, metals, stone, shell, bone, wood and basketry. Also under restriction are certain ethnological materials that range in date from A.D. 1530 to A.D. 1830 and include original documents and incunabula, and objects used for rituals and religious ceremonies including colonial religious art such as paintings and sculpture, reliquaries, altars, altar objects and liturgical vestments. The complete designated list of goods covered by these import restrictions can be found here.

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