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BILATERAL AND EMERGENCY AGREEMENTS

Bilateral agreements, emergency restrictions and customs regulations resulting from a request by a source country for relief under the Convention on Cultural Property Implementation Act of 1983 (CCPIA) are listed below. The Convention on Cultural Property Implementation Act was enacted by the United States Congress as implementing legislation for the UNESCO Convention on the Means of Prohibiting and Preventing the Illicit Import, Export and Transfer of Ownership of Cultural Property.

Categories of objects subject to import restrictions are described in the notices linked below, and are effective from the date of publication in the Federal Register.

Copies of the U.S. federal statutes and regulations in these pages are not official. For official copies of U.S. statutes, see the United States Code http://www.gpoaccess.gov/uscode/index.html .

For official copies of the regulations, see the Federal Register and the Code of Federal Regulations. You can access official copies of these documents at http://www.gpoaccess.gov/index.html

Chart of Current and Expired Agreements and Emergency Actions

Cultural Property Agreements and Federal Register Notices of Import Restrictions and Emergency Actions

By country:

BOLIVIA

7 December 2001 Memorandum of Understanding Between the Government of the United States of America and the Government of the Republic of Bolivia Concerning the Imposition of Import Restrictions on Archaeological Material from the Pre-Columbian Cultures and Certain Ethnological Material from the Colonial and Republican Periods of Bolivia

7 December 2001 Import Restrictions Imposed on Archaeological and Ethnological Materials from Bolivia U.S. Federal Register Notice: December 7, 2001; 66(236):63490-63499

14 March 1989 Emergency Action Import Restrictions on Cultural Textile Artifacts from Bolivia U.S. Federal Register Notice, March 14, 1989; 54(48):10618-10620 (EXPIRED)

CAMBODIA

22 September 2003 Import Restrictions Imposed on Archaeological Materials From Cambodia Federal Register Volume 68, Number 183

19 September 2003 Memorandum of Understanding Between the Government of the United States of America and the Government of Cambodia

2 December 1999 Import Restrictions Imposed On Certain Khmer Stone Archaeological Material of the Kingdom of Cambodia (html) (text) U.S. Federal Register Notice: December 2, 1999; 64 (231): 67479-67481

CANADA

10 April 1997 Agreement between the Government of the United States of America and the Government of Canada Concerning the Imposition of Import Restrictions on Certain Categories of Archaeological and Ethnological Material

22 April 1997 Archaeological and Ethnological Material From Canada U.S. Federal Register Notice, April 22, 1997; 62(77):19488-19492

CYPRUS

19 July 2002 Memorandum of Understanding between the Government of the United States of America and the Government of the Republic of Cyprus concerning the Imposition of Import Restrictions on Pre-Classical and Classical Archaeological Objects

19 July 2002 Import Restrictions Imposed on Pre-Classical and Classical Archaeological Material Originating in Cyprus U.S. Federal Register Notice: July 19, 2002; 67(139): 47447-47450

12 April 1999 Emergency Action Import Restrictions Imposed on Byzantine Ecclesiastical and Ritual Ethnological Material from Cyprus U.S. Federal Register Notice: April 12, 1999; 64(69): 17529-17531

EL SALVADOR

8 March 2000 Extension and Amendment to the Memorandum of Understanding Between the Government of the United States of America and the Government of the Republic of El Salvador Concerning the Imposition of Import Restrictions on Certain Categories of Archaeological Material from the Pre-Hispanic Cultures of the Republic of El Salvador

8 March 2000 Extension of Import Restrictions Imposed on Certain Categories of Archaeological Material From the Pre-Hispanic Cultures of the Republic of El Salvador U.S. Federal Register Notice: March 9, 2000; 65 (47): 12470-12471

8 March 1995 Memorandum of Understanding between the Government of the United States of America and the Government of the Republic of El Salvador

10 March 1995 Pre-Hispanic Artifacts From El Salvador U.S. Federal Register Notice, March 10, 1995; 60(47):13352-13361

11 September 1987 Import Restrictions on Archaeological Material From El Salvador U.S. Federal Register Notice, September 11, 1987; 52(176):34614-34616 ( Amended 1995 )

GUATEMALA

30 September 2002 Extension of Import Restrictions Imposed on

Archaeological Material from Guatemala U.S. Federal Register Notice: September 30, 2002; 67(189): 61259-61260

29 September 1997 Memorandum of Understanding between the Government of the United States of America and the Government of the Republic of Guatemala Concerning the Imposition of Import Restrictions on Archaeological Objects and Materials from the Pre Columbian Cultures of Guatemala

3 October 1997 Import Restrictions Imposed on Archaeological Artifacts From Guatemala

U.S. Federal Register Notice: October 3, 1997; 62(192):51771-51774

15 April 1991 Emergency Action Import Restrictions Imposed on Archaeological Artifacts from Guatemala U.S. Federal Register Notice, April 15, 1991; 56(72): 15181-15182 (Amended 1997) (Extended 2002)

ITALY

19 January 2001 Agreement between the Government of the United States of America and the Government of the Republic of Italy Concerning the Imposition of Import Restrictions on Categories of Archaeological Material Representing the Pre-Classical, Classical and Imperial Roman Periods of Italy

23 January 2001 Import Restrictions Imposed On Archaeological Material Originating in Italy and Representing the Pre-Classical, Classical, and Imperial Roman Periods U.S. Federal Register Notice: January 23, 2001; 66(15): 7399-7402

MALI

20 September 2002 Extension of Import Restrictions Imposed on Archaeological Material from Mali U.S. Federal Register Notice: September 20, 2002; 67(183): 59159-59160

19 September 1997 Agreement between the Government of the United States of America and the Government of the Republic of Mali Concerning the Imposition of Import Restrictions on Archaeological Material from the Region of the Niger River Valley and the Bandiagara Escarpment

23 September 1997 Import Restrictions Imposed on Archaeological Artifacts From Mali

U.S. Federal Register Notice, September 23, 1997; 62(184):49594-49597

23 September 1993 Emergency Action Import Restrictions Imposed on Significant Archaeological Artifacts From Mali U.S. Federal Register Notice, September 23, 1993; 58(183):49428-49430 (Amended 1997) (Amended 2002)

NICARAGUA

16 June 1999 Agreement between the Government of the United States of America and the Government of the Republic of Nicaragua Concerning the Imposition of Import Restrictions on Archaeological Material from the Pre-Hispanic Cultures of the Republic of Nicaragua

26 October 2000 Import Restrictions Imposed On Archaeological Material From the Pre-Hispanic Cultures of the Republic of Nicaragua U.S. Federal Register Notice: October 26, 2000; 65 (208): 64140-64142

PERU

22 March 2002 Extension and Amendment to the Memorandum of Understanding Between the Government of the United States of America and the Government of Peru Concerning the Imposition of Import Restrictions on Archaeological Material from the Pre-Hispanic Cultures and Certain Ethnological Material from the Colonial Period of Peru

6 June 2002 Extension of Import Restrictions Imposed on Archaeological and Ethnological Materials From Peru U.S. Federal Register Notice: June 6, 2002; 67(109): 38877-38878

9 June 1997 Memorandum of Understanding between the Government of the United States of America and the Government of Peru (Amended and Extended)

11 June 1997 Archaeological and Ethnological Material From Peru U.S. Federal Register Notice, June 11, 1997; 62(112):31713-31721

7 May 1990 Emergency Action Import Restrictions Imposed on Significant Archaeological Artifacts From Peru U.S. Federal Register Notice, May 7, 1990; 55(88): 19029-19030 (Amended 1997) (Amended and Extended 2002)