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China-US Memorandum of Understanding

Memorandum of Understanding Between The Government of The United States of America and The Government of The People’s Republic of China Concerning The Imposition of Import Restrictions on Categories of Archaeological Material from The Paleolithic Period Through The Tang Dynasty and Monumental Sculpture and Wall Art at Least 250 Years O ld  74 Fed. Reg. 2,838 (Jan. 16, 2009).


The Memorandum of Understanding imposes import restrictions on archaeological material dating from the Paleolithic Period (approximately 75,000 BC) through the end of the Tang Dynasty (A.D. 907), including categories of: metal, ceramic, stone, textiles, other organic material, glass, and painting; and on monumental sculpture and wall art older than 250 years old without an export license granted by the government of China.

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