On June 16, 2017, the Department of State published in the Federal Register a notice [Public Notice: 10039] informing the public that Government of Libya has made a request to the Government of the United States under Article 9 of the 1970 UNESCO Convention on the Means of Prohibiting and Preventing the Illicit Import, Export and Transfer of Ownership of Cultural Property. The United States Department of State received this request on May 30, 2017. Libya’s request seeks U.S. import restrictions on archaeological and/or ethnological materials representing Libya’s cultural patrimony from the prehistoric through Ottoman Era. Pursuant to the authority vested in the Assistant Secretary of State for Educational and Cultural Affairs, and pursuant to 19 U.S.C. 2602(f)(1), notification of the request is hereby published. A public summary of Libya’s request and information about U.S. implementation of the 1970 UNESCO Convention can be found at the Cultural Heritage Center web site.
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