Tag Archives: Import/Export

Switzerland limits trade in Syrian cultural property

Posted on: January 14, 2015 by Nina M. Neuhaus

On 17 December 2014, the Swiss Federal Council extended the existing sanctions against Syria by introducing a trade ban on cultural objects which were stolen or illegally exported from Syria. The EU had introduced a similar trade ban on 13 December 2013. According to Article 11c, which was inserted by the EU Council Regulation No 1332/2013 […]

Switzerland: Repatriation of 150 Ancient Coins to Serbia

Posted on: August 4, 2014 by Nina M. Neuhaus

The Facts In May 2014, the Specialized Body for the International Transfer of Cultural Property at the Swiss Federal Office of Culture (‘Specialized Body‘) handed over 150 Roman coins to Serbia. The majority of these coins date from the 4th century A.D. and are made of bronze. Following their illegal excavation in Serbia, the coins were […]