Sunday, 1 August 2010

No Export Licence from Source Country? "Legitimate business" - No Export Licence from USA? USA: Go to Jail

Despite the fact that US dealers in ancient dugup artefacts think other countries' export licences are irrelevant to their own business practices, US citizen of Latvian origin Anna Fermanova found out the hard way that the USA takes its own export licenses pretty seriously. She is now under house arrest for taking some sports equipment out of the USA without a licence (Samuel Goldsmith 'Nice Jewish girl' Anna Fermanova busted for trying to smuggle night-vision scopes to Russia, New York Daily News July 28th 2010).
Fermanova was arrested at her home near Dallas on July 15 after returning from a four-month trip to Moscow - where her husband lives. She had bought online on the open market three night-vision scopes in Texas for her husband's hunting buddies in Russia. Now she has been charged with "knowingly and intentionally" attempting to export "defense articles on the United States Munitions list". Her lawyer says "She bought them legally. They are available for purchase on the Internet, you just need a license to export them," Palmer said. Just like ancient coins from most of the source countries then. So why cant all US collectors and antiquity dealers respect that?

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