NEW EU ANTI-TERROR IMPORT REGULATIONS MAY AFFECT BOOK DEALERS AND COLLECTORS

An article from the International League of Antiquarian Booksellers on 12th March says that, if proposed new EU regulations are approved, European book collectors and dealers may be in for an annoying surprise when they make their first imported purchases in 2019.  The  purpose of the changes is to combat the looting and smuggling of antiquities and prevent the financing of terrorism through the illicit trade in cultural goods.  The article says that while the new regulations apply to a broad range of cultural goods, none will be impacted more adversely than books.

https://ilab.org/articles/new-eu-anti-terror-import-regulations-will-target-bibliophiles

Author: raytodd2017

Chartered Legal Executive and former senior manager with Isle of Man Customs and Excise, where I was (amongst other things) Sanctions Officer (for UN/EU sanctions), Export Licensing Officer and Manager of the Legal-Library & Collectorate Support Section

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