Friday, February 24, 2017
ANA Warns Import Restrictions Damage Mission
The American Numismatic Association explains how import restrictions on coins that focus on place of minting in ancient times rather than modern find spots have damagesd its educational mission. CPO once again expresses hope that the Trump Administration will perform a cost benefit analysis of such restrictions and their impact on various stake holders.
Posted by Cultural Property Observer at 7:05 AM
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In light of the current administration's expressed interest in cutting aid to foreign governments, I hope they will recognize MOUs as effectively shifting the enforcement cost of source countries' internal laws onto the backs of U.S. taxpayers and small businesses.
Reality makes no sense for countries where there is a large open internal market for historical coins like in Bulgaria, China and Italy.
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