Export Licensing Unit

The Export Licensing Unit issues, on behalf of the Secretary of State for Culture, licences to export cultural goods. Certain cultural objects more than 50 years of age and valued above specified financial thresholds require an individual licence for export out of the UK whether on a permanent or temporary basis.

Reviewing Committee on the Export of Works of Art

The Reviewing Committee on the Export of Works of Art and Objects of Cultural Interest is an independent body which advises the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport on whether a cultural object, intended for export, is of national importance under specified criteria.