Sample Introductory Paragraphs

Attached for your convenience are a few sample introductory paragraphs you may wish to use in your submission letter to the General Counsel.

This letter is in regard to the immunity from judicial seizure granted by United States courts pursuant to 22 U.S.C. 2459. I write in connection with works of art coming to the United States from abroad, for the exhibition entitled________________________________________________

I hereby request that USIA make the determinations that the works of art are of cultural significance and that their temporary exhibition in the United States is in the national interest and request, further, that there be publication to that effect in the Federal Register prior to importation, which is expected to take place on or about_________________________

I understand that in any judicial proceedings involving these works of art, if the United States court finds that the above determinations have been made, timely publication has occurred, and that the other provisions of 22 U.S.C. 2459 have been met, the court will grant immunity from judicial seizure to the works of art.

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