The European Commission intends to propose customs controls measures on the import of cultural goods from third countries. These measures respond to the exacerbated risk for world heritage that we came to witness lately, especially with regard to the destruction and looting of antiquities perpetrated by terrorist and warring factions in the Middle East and North Africa.

A mandatory step of the Commission's procedure for the adoption of a legislative proposal is an open consultation with stakeholders. For this reason the Commission wants to gather the opinion of as many persons as possible concerned on the main aspects of this challenge and to receive your point of view.

The consultation is open from 28.10.2016 to 23.01.2017.

The survey is accessible to everyone under:

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