The ACCG has imported unprovenanced coins of Cypriot and Chinese type for purposes of a test case. See: http://www.accg.us/issues/news/coin-collectors-to-challenge-state-department-on-import-restrictions
As I state in the ACCG press release, “Research and discovery to date in a separate ongoing Freedom of Information Act case strongly suggests that State Department bureaucrats acted improperly by adding coins to import restrictions on Chinese cultural goods without any formal request from PRC officials. Even more troubling, is their July 2007 decision to impose import restrictions on coins of Cypriot type, which appears to have been adopted contrary to the recommendations of CPAC.”
My firm will be pursuing this matter on behalf of the ACCG. See: http://www.becounsel.com/
In addition, the ACCG is also receiving legal advice and counsel from the well-known customs law firm of Serko, Simon, Gluck & Kane LLP for purposes of this litigation. See: http://www.customs-law.com/
The ACCG hopes that this Customs action will allow a Court to ultimately determine whether the Department of State's actions are arbitrary and capricious.