Switzerland's significant position in the art trade has, for many years, called for new rules. Philippe Pulfer and Julie Mancilla examine how the recently-enacted Federal Act on the International Transfer of Cultural Property will impact on the import and export of cultural property
In reaction to the damaging consequences of the illicit international trade in art and antiques, many countries have implemented new legislation to prevent and prohibit such trafficking. In 2003, the UK enacted the Dealing in Cultural Objects (Offences) Act and last year Switzerland’s Federal Act on the International Transfer of Cultural Property (CPTA) came into force.
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