Revision of thresholds of the certificates of export

Thrusday April 5 2011

The revision of the thresholds of the certificates of export is one of the priorities of the traders, the professionals of the market of the art.

Today, thresholds are very low for certain categories whereas on the contrary, numerous thresholds were not - or little revalued since their creation in 1993.
On the occasion of Round Tables organized by the Directorate of French Museums on April 27th, 28th, 29th and May 4th, 2011, the SNA asserted the following propositions :

           At present

Amount suggested by the SNA

Class  1  

           €     1.500

       €    10.000     + voir *

Class  2

         

       €    10.000

Class  3

           € 150.000

       €  300.000

Class 4    

           €   30.000

       €    50/60.000  + voir **

Class 5      

           €   15.000

       €    30/50.000  + voir **

Class  6

           €   50.000

       €   100/150.000

Class 7

           €   15.000

       €     30.000

Class  8

           €      zero

       €     10.000

Class 12b 

           €   50.000

       €                     + voir *

Class 14

           €   50.000

       €     100/150.000

 

The SNA also suggested to revise the specific problem of the numismatics:
o Currencies resulting from treasures of excavation: at present zero threshold, it would be necessary to increase the threshold to € 5.000 or €10.000
o Currencies before 1500 later JC: at present threshold € 1.500, it would be necessary to increase up the threshold to €10/15.000
o Currencies after 1500 later JC: at present threshold 15.000, it would be necessary to increase the threshold to € 25/30.000

Notes:
* Attention the class12B is contradictory to the class 1
** Maybe it would be good to group together the classes 4 and 5