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Import Restrictions on Archaeological and Ethnological Materials from Peru Extended

Wednesday, June 07, 2017
Sandler, Travis & Rosenberg Trade Report

CBP has issued a final rule extending restrictions on imports of certain archaeological and ethnological materials from Peru through June 9, 2022. The covered archaeological materials range in date from approximately 12,000 B.C. to 1532 A.D. and include objects comprised of textiles, metals, ceramics, lithics, perishable remains, and human remains that represent cultures that include the Chavín, Paracas, Vicús, Moche, Virú, Lima, Nazca, Recuay, Tiahuanaco, Huari, Chimú, Chancay, Cuzco, and Inca cultures. The covered ethnological materials date to the Colonial period (A.D. 1532 to 1821) and are limited to:

- objects directly related to the pre-Columbian past, whose pre-Columbian design and function are maintained with some Colonial characteristics and may include textiles, metal objects, and ceremonial wood, ceramic, and stone vessels;

- objects used for religious evangelism among indigenous peoples and including Colonial paintings and sculpture with distinct indigenous iconography; and

- Colonial manuscripts and documents.

The full list of covered materials is available here.

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