Both President Obama and the Republican Majority in the House have announced their desire to curb job killing regulations, particularly when they impact small business. See
http://www.cnbc.com/id/41131176 and http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0111/47064.html
We'll find out tomorrow when the Federal Register is set to announce the renewal of the State Department's MOU with Italy whether the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs has gotten the message.
The Archaeological Institute of America has been pushing the State Department to extend new import restrictions to ancient coins from Italy, even though restrictions on such common place items would only discriminate against American collectors and small businesses, who cannot realistically be expected to comply with the cultural restriction's extensive documentation requirements.
The State Department has certainly been out of touch with the President's and Republicans' calls for greater government transparency. And recent restrictions on Chinese and Cypriot coins suggest that State is equally tone deaf about the effect of its regulations on ordinary Americans.
Anyway, we should know more tomorrow.