Canada. Dept. of Communications. Moveable Cultural Property Division : The Cultural Property Export and Import Act came into force on September 6, 1977 and was administered by the Movable Cultural Property Division (DMCP) and the Canadian Cultural Property Export Review Board. The Act regulates the import and export of cultural property and provides special tax incentives to encourage Canadians to donate or sell important objects to public institutions in Canada.
The role of the Movable Cultural Property Division was to protect objects of cultural significance to Canada, pursuant to the Cultural Property Export and Import Act, by regulating their export; entering into international agreements that prevent the illicit trafficking of cultural property; and designating well-managed custodial institutions and public authorities to be eligible to apply for grants to acquire cultural property and to apply to the Canadian Cultural Property Export Review Board to have donations certified as cultural property for income tax purposes.
Due to government reorganization in 1994, the duties of the Moveable Cultural Property Division are now administered by the Movable Cultural Property Program (MCPP) of the Department of Canadian Heritage. 1100