Background

U.S. Customs and Border Protection is proposing to extend restrictions on imports of certain archaeological and ethnological material from Bolivia and Greece, which are currently scheduled to expire on Dec. 1.

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 represent the Colonial and Republican periods and range in date from 1533 A.D. to 1900. The full list of covered materials is available here.

Greece. The covered archaeological materials represent Greece’s cultural heritage from the Upper Paleolithic (beginning approximately 20,000 B.C.) through the 15th century A.D. and the covered ecclesiastical ethnological material represents Greece’s Byzantine culture (approximately the 4th century through the 15th century A.D.). The full list of covered materials is available here.

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