The United States is one of over 115 states party to the 1970 Convention on the Means of Prohibiting and Preventing the Illicit Import, Export and Transfer of Ownership of Cultural Property ("the Convention") (PDF). The Convention on Cultural Property Implementation Act ("the Act") (PDF) empowers the Department of State to consider requests from governments party to the Convention to impose import restrictions on archaeological or ethnological material.
Cultural Property Protection
January 15, 2016United States and Italy Extend Memorandum of Understanding to Protect the Cultural Heritage of Italy
January 5, 2016Cultural Property Advisory Committee to carry out interim review of MOUs with Cambodia and Belize
August 26, 2015Notice of a Proposal to Extend the MOU between the U.S. and Colombia