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
April 6, 2016United States and Italy Mark Fifteenth Anniversary of Memorandum to Protect Italian Cultural Heritage
March 14, 2016Notice of a Proposal to Extend the MOU between the U.S. and Greece
March 14, 2016Notice of a Proposal to Extend the MOU between the U.S. and Bolivia