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Article XX (f) GATT
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Article XX (f) GATT

(f) imposed for the protection of national treasures of artistic, historic or archaeological value;

A. General

1     Art. XX (f) acknowledges the sovereign right of states to protect their national treasures and to take measures to this end, even if they may have an impact on trade. The provision addresses the delicate relationship between culture and tr…

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Matz-Lück, Nele, “Article XX (f) GATT”, in: Commentaries on World Trade Law Online, Peter-Tobias Stoll and Holger Hestermeyer (General Editors); Laura Wanner, Gregory Messenger, Kiliane Huyghebaert, Jin Woo Kim, Markus Wagner, Patrick Abel, Christian Riffel (Volume Editors). Consulted online on 23 March 2023 <>
First published online: 2022

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