1096. Export control of cultural objects.

The export of antiques and other cultural objects is subject to control under both United Kingdom and European Union ('EU') law1.

The export of cultural goods2 outside the customs territory of the EU is subject to the presentation of an export licence3. The export licence is valid throughout the EU4. The direct export from the customs territory of the EU of national treasures having artistic, historic or archaeological value which are not cultural goods is subject to the national law of the member state of export5.

The Secretary of State6 may by order make provision for or in connection with the