An Introduction to International Cultural Property Protection in the
Convention on Cultural Property Implementation Act
Provisions of the Cultural Property Implementation Act
Role of the United States Information Agency (USIA)
IV. Role of Other U.S. Government
IV. Role of Other U.S. Government Agencies
A. The Department of the Treasury (U.S. Customs
The enforcement authority of the Cultural
Property Implementation Act (hereinafter, the "Act") rests with the U.S.
Customs Service which must implement the import restrictions that are authorized
by Section 307 of the Act. The U.S. Customs Service gives public notice
in the Federal Register of the designated
list of restricted objects.
B. The Department of State
The Department of State has been delegated
the president's function to negotiate a bilateral or multilateral agreement
under Section 303 of the Act. The Department must consult with USIA and
the Department of the Treasury (U.S. Customs Service) in such negotiations.
The decisions of USIA with respect to agreement authority, emergency action,
and extensions of import restrictions, are made in consultation with the
Department of State.
C. The Department of the Interior
In U.S. territories or areas outside
the jurisdiction of the U.S. Customs Service, import restrictions under
the Act are enforced by the Department of the Interior.
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