Friday, January 21, 2011

Obama Administration Stifles Coin Trade Amidst Calls for New Jobs

The ACCG has issued the following press release about the State Department Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs anti-small business and anti-collector import restrictions on coins of Italian type at the behest of the Archaeological Institute of America. See

One wonders whether Cultural Heritage Center staff briefed ECA Assistant Secretary Ann Stock about the opposition to this measure before the measure was decided, and if there was any discussion about whether it helped or hindered the ECA's brief of fostering "cultural learning and mutual understanding." See

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