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Import Restrictions on Archaeological Material from Guatemala Extended

Monday, October 02, 2017
Sandler, Travis & Rosenberg Trade Report

U.S. Customs and Border Protection has issued a final rule extending through Sept. 29, 2022, the import restrictions on archaeological and ecclesiastical ethnological materials from Guatemala. Covered materials include pre-Columbian archaeological materials that originate in Guatemala, ranging in date from approximately 2000 B.C. to approximately A.D. 1524, including objects comprised of ceramic, stone, metal, shell, and bone that represent cultures that lived in the Peten lowlands, the highlands, and the south coast of Guatemala. Covered materials also include certain categories of ethnological materials used in ecclesiastical contexts in Guatemala dating to the conquest and colonial periods (approximately A.D. 1524–1821), including sculptures in wood and other materials, objects of metal, and paintings on canvas, wood, or metal supports relating to ecclesiastical themes. Additional details on the goods covered by these restrictions are available here.

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