Export/Temporary export

Export
Temporary export

Exportation of items of cultural value shall be conducted in accordance with the procedure of moving of goods for personal use by individuals across the customs border of the Customs Union and performing of customs formalities connected with their exportation.

Upon making decision on possibility of exportation of items of cultural value, the Ministry of Culture of the Russian Federation shall issue a conclusion (permission document) for exporting of items of cultural value from the customs territory of the Customs Union.

Exportation of items of cultural value without such conclusion shall be prohibited. 
 
The conclusion (permission document) shall be presented to the customs agency (the details of the certificate shall be specified in the passenger declaration form) in two original copies each of which should be certified by the seal of the Ministry of Culture of the Russian Federation or any its territorial agency that has issued the conclusion (permission document). 
 
The conclusion (permission document) should be mandatory attached with the list and photographs of items of cultural value permitted for importation, bound and certified by the seal. The list and the photographs should be also certified with signature of an official of the Ministry of Culture of the Russian Federation or its territorial agency in charge of preservation of cultural values that has issued the conclusion, and shall be the integral part of the conclusion (permission document). No photographs shall be required in case of exportation of archive documents, printed publications, philatelic, numismatic, bonistic and phaleristic items.
 
In pursuance of Federal Law dated 17.07.2009 No. 150-FZ, any individuals and legal entities shall have the right of exportation of items of cultural value made more than 100 years ago, formerly imported to the customs territory of the Customs Union.
 
In case of importation, any items of cultural value shall be subject to customs declaration irrespective of the person's status.
 
Exportation may be conducted only by the lawful owner of the items or his(her) authorized representative information of which is specified in the conclusion (permission document).

Any author of items of cultural value may export any items of cultural value made by him (her) in any quantity in pursuance of the conclusion (permission document) whether he(she) departs temporarily or for permanent residence. Any persons exporting any items of cultural value during the lifetime of the author thereof or within 50 years post mortem, shall present evidences of their lawful acquisition. The federal service for cultural values protection shall notify the author or author's successors of the fact of lawful exportation of his(her) work by other persons.

Temporary exportation of items of cultural value shall be conducted in accordance with the procedure of moving of goods for personal use by individuals across the customs border of the Customs Union and performing of customs formalities connected with their exportation.

Temporary exportation may be performed by museums, archives, libraries, other legal entities or physical persons: 

  1. for arranging of exhibitions; 
  2. for performing of restoration works and scientific researches;
  3. in connection with stage, concert or other artistic activities;
  4. in any other necessary cases.

Upon making decision on possibility of temporal exportation of items of cultural value, the Ministry of Culture of the Russian Federation shall issue a conclusion (permission document) for temporal exporting of items of cultural value.

The conclusion (permission document) shall be presented to the customs agency (the details of the certificate shall be specified in the passenger declaration form) in two original copies each of which should be certified by the seal of the Ministry of Culture of the Russian Federation or any its territorial agency that has issued the conclusion.

The conclusion (permission document) should be mandatory attached with the list and photographs of items of cultural value permitted for importation, bound and certified by the seal. The list and the photographs should be also certified with signature of the official of the Ministry of Culture of the Russian Federation or its territorial agency in charge of preservation of cultural values, that has issued the conclusion, and shall be the integral part of the conclusion (permission document). No photographs shall be required in case of temporary exportation of archive documents, printed publications, philatelic, numismatic, bonistic and phaleristic items.

In pursuance of Federal Law dated 17.07.2009 No. 150-FZ, any individuals and physical persons shall have the right of temporary exportation of items of cultural value made more than 100 years ago, formerly imported to the customs territory of the Customs Union.

In case of temporary exportation, any items of cultural value shall be subject to customs declaration irrespective of the person's status.

Temporary exportation may be conducted only by the lawful owner of the items or his(her) authorized representative, information of which is specified in the conclusion (permission document).

The time-period of cultural values staying shall be fixed taking into account the duration of stay of the individual in the foreign state territory.

Items of cultural value returned to the Russian Federation upon temporary exportation, shall be released from any customs dues and taxes.

Items of cultural value returned to the Russian Federation upon temporary exportation shall be subject to mandatory expertise.