PUBLIC LAW 97-446—JAN. 12, 1983
96 STAT. 2361
(3) if not returned to the State Party under paragraph (1) or to a claimant under paragraph (2), be disposed of in the manner prescribed by law for articles forfeited for violation of the customs laws. No return of material may be made under paragraph (1) or (2) unless the State Party or claimant, as the case may be, bears the expenses incurred incident to the return and delivery, and complies with such other requirements relating to the return as the Secretary shall prescribe, (c) ARTICLES OP CULTURAL PROPERTY.—
(1) In any action for forfeiture under this section regarding an article of cultural property imported into the United States in violation of section 208, if the claimant establishes valid title to the article, under applicable law, as against the institution from which the article was stolen, forfeiture shall not be decreed unless the State Party to which the article is to be returned pays the claimant just compensation for the article. In any action for forfeiture under this section where the claimant does not establish such title but establishes that it purchased the article iFor value without knowledge or reason to believe it was stolen, forfeiture shall not be decreed unless— (A) the State Party to which the article is to be returned pays the claimant an amount equal to the amount which the claimant paid for the article, or (B) the United States establishes that such State Party, as a matter of law or reciprocity, would in similar circumstances recover and return an article stolen from an institution in the United States without requiring the payment of compensation. (2) Any article of cultural property which is imported into the United States in violation of section 308 and which is forfeited to the United States under this title shall— (A) first be offered for return to the State Party in whose territory is situated the institution referred to in section 308 and shall be returned if that State Party bears the expenses incident to such return and delivery and complies with such other requirements relating to the return as the Secretary prescribes; or (B) if not returned to such State Party, be disposed of in the manner prescribed by law for articles forfeited for violation of the customs laws. SEC. 311. EVIDENTIARY REQUIREMENTS.
Notwithstanding the provisions of section 615 of the Tariff Act of 1930 (19 U.S.C. 1615), in any forfeiture proceeding brought under this title in which the material or article, as the case may be, is claimed by any person, the United States shall establish— (1) in the case of any material subject to the provisions of section 307, that the material has been listed by the Secretary in accordance with section 305; and (2) in the case of any article subject to section 308, that the article— (A) is documented as appertaining to the inventory of a museum or religious or secular public monument or similar institution in a State Party, and (B) was stolen from such institution after the effective date of this title, or after the date of entry into force of the
19 USC 2610.