Canadian Cultural Property Export Review Board

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The Review Board's Role

The Canadian Cultural Property Export Review Board is an independent administrative tribunal that reports to the Minister of Canadian Heritage. As outlined in the Cultural Property Export and Import Act the Review Board is responsible for:

Schedule of Meetings

The Canadian Cultural Property Export Review Board meets four times per year to consider certification applications and to hear appeals of refused export permits. Meeting dates and submission deadlines are as follows:

2015
Review Board MeetingCertification DeadlinesExport Appeal Deadlines
March 24 – 27 January 7 Within 30 days of the postmark date of the Notice of Refusal
June 17 – 19 April 17
September 16 – 18 July 10
December 9 – 11 October 9
2016
Review Board MeetingCertification DeadlinesExport Appeal Deadlines
March 21 – 24 January 4 Within 30 days of the postmark date of the Notice of Refusal
June 21 – 23 April 8
September 21 – 23 July 8
December 14 – 16 October 7

Submission Deadlines

Certification

New applications, requests for redetermination, and supplementary information for applications on hold are all subject to the same deadline.

Applications submitted electronically will be reviewed by the Secretariat if received before 11:59 p.m. on the deadline date. Paper applications will be reviewed by the Secretariat if postmarked no later than the deadline date.

Note: that an application is received before a meeting deadline does not guarantee that it will be considered by the Review Board at that meeting. Even when complete, complex applications may require additional processing time before they can be presented to the Review Board. Applicants will be notified ahead of time if additional information is required or in the event of any processing delays.

Export appeals

Permit applicants must notify the Secretariat to the Review Board in writing of their intention to appeal within 30 days of the postmark date of the Notice of Refusal sent by the Canada Border Services Agency. Appeals will be heard at the next scheduled Review Board meeting provided that there is sufficient time for all parties to prepare and submit information beforehand. Where there is not sufficient time to prepare, the appeal will be heard at the subsequent meeting.

Service Standard for Decisions

Certification

Under the Cultural Property Export and Import Act, the Review Board must consider a request for certification and, unless the circumstances of a particular case require otherwise, make a determination within four months after the date the request is received (the submission deadline). Review Board decisions will be communicated to applicants as soon as possible, typically within four weeks of the meeting where the application was considered.

Export appeals

The results of export appeals are typically communicated to all parties within one week of the Review Board meeting where the appeal was heard.

Review Board Members

The Review Board consists of a Chairperson and not more than nine other members appointed by the Governor in Council on the recommendation of the Minister. Membership is composed as follows:

  • the Chairperson and one other member chosen generally from among residents of Canada
  • up to four other residents of Canada who are or have been officers, members, or employees of art galleries, museums, archives, libraries, or other collecting institutions in Canada
  • up to four other residents of Canada who are or have been dealers in or collectors of art, antiques, or other objects that form part of the national heritage

Contact the Review Board Secretariat...

The Review Board may be contacted through its Secretariat.