On 23rd October, Stephenson Harwood LLP published a useful briefing looking at recent decisions of the Reviewing Committee on the Export of Works of Art and Objects of Cultural Interest, which reviews deferred export licence applications and other legal issues brought up by a recent court case (in which the matter in dispute was whether a painting had been “lawfully” dispatched to the UK in 2007 and therefore whether the Arts Council England was the competent authority to grant an export licence to remove it from the EU to Switzerland), considers briefly the EU Cultural Goods Bill which would transpose the EU Cultural Goods Regulation into UK law  (and which may be affected by Brexit, of course) and looks at some recently updated guidance from the UK Government on exporting or importing objects of cultural interest if there is no-deal Brexit.


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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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