Circulation of cultural goods


We would like to draw your attention to decree n°2020-1718 of 28 December 2020 modifying the regime for the circulation of cultural goods from 1 January 2021.

The main content of this decree is to raise the thresholds for the export of your cultural goods outside the national territory.

As a reminder, here is the link to the table summarising the raising of these thresholds.

The SNA has been working for many years in conjunction with the Observatoire du marché de l'art and the CNMA to obtain new measures concerning export thresholds. The SNA and all members welcome this progress.

However, the evolution of export thresholds is only valid within the European Union.

The SNA will soon hold discussions with the General Directorate of Heritage of the Ministry of Culture in order to work with it and in the best possible way on the possible extension of this increase outside the European Union.