European Commission: Public Consultation on the rules on import of cultural goods
News, EU Culture Policy, Projects & Calls, Museum Management, Collection Mobility, Intercultural Dialogue | 21.11.2016

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. The online questionnaire can be accessed here

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.

The questionnaire will be made avalaible in further languages soon. The current links and further information is available here.