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Restrictions on Imports of Archaeological and Ethnological Material from Greece Extended

Wednesday, November 23, 2016
Sandler, Travis & Rosenberg Trade Report

CBP has issued a final rule that, effective Nov. 21, amends its regulations to reflect the extension of import restrictions on certain archaeological and ethnological material from Greece. The Department of State has determined that factors continue to warrant the imposition of import restrictions and no cause for suspension exists. Accordingly, the restrictions will remain in effect for an additional five years, through Nov. 21, 2021.

These restrictions cover archaeological materials representing Greece’s cultural heritage from the Upper Paleolithic (beginning approximately 20,000 B.C.) through the 15th century A.D., as well as ecclesiastical ethnological material representing Greece’s Byzantine culture (approximately the 4th century through the 15th century A.D.)

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