U.S. Policy

As the world’s largest art market, the United States drives international demand for both licit and illicit antiquities. Therefore, it has an opportunity to play a leadership role in the global fight against cultural racketeering. Learn more about how U.S. law and policy is working to combat antiquities looting and trafficking, dealing an effective blow against the overall black market.


January 14, 2021

United States and Morocco Strengthen Joint Fight Against Cultural Racketeering

The Antiquities Coalition applauds the United States and Morocco for taking a major step to fortify their diplomatic relationship, while battling against the global crisis of cultural racketeering, the illicit […]

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January 01, 2021

Congress Applies Anti-Money Laundering Laws to Antiquities Dealers

Legislation Follows Revelations that America’s Enemies Are Exploiting Regulatory Loopholes in Its $28.3 Billion Art Market WASHINGTON, DC, January 1, 2021—With the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2021 […]

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September 24, 2020

Financial Crimes Task Force Unveils Action Plan to Protect $28.3B U.S. Art Market and National Security

  Comprehensive Report Follows Revelations that America’s Enemies Are Using Regulatory Loopholes to Launder Money and Evade Sanctions Washington, DC, September 24, 2020: Today, the Antiquities Coalition Financial Crimes Task […]

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