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Cultural Property Export and Import Act (R.S.C., 1985, c. C-51)

Act current to 2020-11-17 and last amended on 2019-06-21. Previous Versions

Marginal note:Where object included in Control List

  •  (1) Where an expert examiner determines that an object that is the subject of an application for an export permit that has been referred to him is included in the Control List, the expert examiner shall forthwith further determine

    • (a) whether that object is of outstanding significance by reason of its close association with Canadian history or national life, its aesthetic qualities, or its value in the study of the arts or sciences; and

    • (b) whether the object is of such a degree of national importance that its loss to Canada would significantly diminish the national heritage.

  • Marginal note:Export permit to be issued

    (2) Where an expert examiner determines that an object that is the subject of an application for an export permit that has been referred to him is not of outstanding significance under paragraph (1)(a) or does not meet the degree of national importance referred to in paragraph (1)(b), the expert examiner shall forthwith in writing advise the permit officer who referred the application to issue an export permit in respect of the object and shall forthwith send a copy of that advice to the Review Board and the Minister.

  • Marginal note:Export permit not to be issued

    (3) Where an expert examiner determines that an object that is the subject of an application for an export permit that has been referred to him is of outstanding significance under paragraph (1)(a) and meets the degree of national importance referred to in paragraph (1)(b), the expert examiner shall forthwith in writing advise the permit officer who referred the application not to issue an export permit in respect of the object and shall provide the permit officer with the reasons therefor.

  • 1974-75-76, c. 50, s. 8
  • 1980-81-82-83, c. 47, s. 53(E)
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