European Commission: Consultation on the rules on import of cultural goods ()

Posted: Wednesday, 23 November 2016

Until 23 January 2017 the European Commission seeks the views of all interested parties on the adoption of customs rules governing the import of cultural goods in the territory of the EU.

The consultation is a response to the requested measures to counter the illicit trafficking in cultural goods from third countries more effectively. It is open to different stakeholders, including citizens, companies, NGOs, academics, public authorities, international organisations, etc., to feed into legislative proposals.

The Commission is particularly interested in gaining information about general interests, worries or expected implications, e.g. high administrative burdens.

In order to ensure a fair and transparent consultation process, only responses received through the online questionnaire will be taken into account. Click here to access the online questionnaire.

In the interests of transparency, organisations (including, for example, NGOs, trade associations and commercial enterprises) are invited to provide the public with relevant information about themselves by registering in the Interest Representative Register and subscribing to its Code of Conduct.

Please refer to the relevant section in the consultation questionnaire for additional information about the Interest Representative Register and data policies.