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Photo Guides for Import Restricted Cultural Objects

The United States restricts importation of many types of cultural objects. The Department of State is responsible for special U.S. laws and international agreements that restrict import of cultural objects from the countries below. For those countries, these guides illustrate the types of items that cannot enter the U.S. without proper documentation such as an export certificate. Consult Customs and Border Protection for additional laws that apply to the import of cultural objects from any country.

Belize

Bolivia

Bulgaria

Cambodia

China

Colombia

Cyprus

El Salvador

Egypt

Greece

Guatemala

Honduras

Iraq

Italy

Mali

Nicaragua

Peru

Syria

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