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      Transportation of antiques from Ukraine

      Shipping antiques abroad

      Transportation of antiques from Ukraine

      International shipping of antiques, cultural property and art has been core to our business for over 2 decades. Therefore, when organizing transportation of antiques, we have all the answers and leave no issue unresolved. As per Ukrainian legislation: antique items (Antiques) mean cultural values (property) perceived as having value because of its aesthetic, historical, ethnographic or scientific significance, subject to preservation, reproduction and protection and defined as at least 50 years old.

      KIY AVIA CARGO offers a full range of professional services:

      • documents handling;
      • proper packing for antiques, storage services;
      • safe loading and unloading;
      • customs clearance of antiques, cultural property;
      • international transportation with the best route and time;
      • cargo insurance.

      Why us?

      20 years of experience

      Kiy Avia Cargo is a part of the well-known concern

      Financial responsibility

      100% Protection against all risks of physical loss or damage to freight from any external cause

      Your peace of mind is guaranteed

      We take care of the cargo as if it were our own, providing maximum attention at every stage of transportation

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      Customs brokerage

      Our customs expert will guide in international trade issues and help your shipment move trought customs without delay.

      Air freight

      From general parcels to the charter of an aircraft, you can rely on our team as we can deliver your cargo everywhere!

      What Determines Shipping Cost?

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      Cargo type, Weight, Size

      Delivery speed

      Characteristics of goods

      Packaging and extra services

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        The procedure for obtaining a certificate for the right to ship antiques abroad

        An application for the right to ship cultural property is submitted to the Control Body no later than one month before the planned date of crossing the border of Ukraine. Shipper must attach to the application the following:

        1. a document confirming the rights of the owner;
        2. for an individual –passport/ id card; for a legal entity – EDRPOU code;
        3. two copies of the list of cultural values ​​that are planned to be shipped (indicating all information about authorship, title of the work, place and time of creation, material and technique of performance, dimensions (weight), insurance value (cost, estimated value));
        4. the corresponding customs declaration, which was submitted to the customs authority when importing cultural property to Ukraine;
        5. two copies of color photographs, except for numismatics, philately, phalerology and bonistics;
        6. the conclusion of the state examination;
        7. other documents (for instance passport for musical instrument).

        Antiques are classified as objects of cultural property. The Law of Ukraine “On the export, import and return of cultural property” states the rules on the export, import and return of cultural property. Cultural property is subject to mandatory state examination.

        If the object declared for export falls under the category of “cultural value”, it will be necessary to obtain a certificate for the right to export cultural property.

        Please contact us for a free consultation. Our experienced specialists will check all details and help you to choose the best packaging option, the most reasonable route and mode of transport.

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        FAQ about shipping antiques abroad

        Is it possible to ship antiques from Ukraine?

        Yes. Ship antiques from Ukraine is possible, however you must comply with the requirements of the law, as antiques are classified as objects of cultural value.

        The Law of Ukraine “On the export, import and return of cultural property” states the rules on the export, import and return of cultural property.

        How to ship antiques from Ukraine?

        Shipper must attach to the application the following: a document confirming the rights of the owner; the conclusion of the state examination.

        Cultural property ​​is subject to mandatory state examination. The procedure and fee are approved by the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine.
        If the person applying for the export of cultural values ​​refuses to submit the declared cultural values ​​to the state examination, this is considered as the applicant’s refusal to export them. According to the results of the examination, the Ministry of Culture of Ukraine enters them into the State Register of National Cultural Property regardless of the consent of the person applying.

        At the request of the owner of cultural values ​​or a person authorized by him, the Ministry of Culture and Information Policy of Ukraine makes a decision and issues a certificate for the right to export cultural property. The sample certificate for the right to export cultural values ​​is approved by the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine. The export of cultural values ​​without this certificate is prohibited.

        What is defined as an antique in Ukraine?

        Antique items (Antiques) – cultural values (property) perceived as having value because of its aesthetic, historical, ethnographic or scientific significance, subject to preservation, reproduction and protection and defined as at least 50 (as per Ukrainian legislation) years old, namely:
        • Original works of art of painting, drawing and sculpture, art compositions and installation from any materials, products of an arts and crafts and traditional folk art;
        • The subjects connected with historical events, society and state development, history, science and culture, and also with concern a life and activity of outstanding figures of the state, political parties, the public and religious organizations, cultures and arts;
        • The subjects found during archeological excavations;
        • Components and fragments of architectural, historical, art monuments and monuments of monumental art;
        • Ancient books and other editions which represent historical, art, scientific and literary value, separately or in a collection;
        • Manuscripts, archival documents, including cinema – a photo-and phonodocuments, separately or in a collection;
        • Unique and rare musical instruments;
        • Various types of weapon which has art, historical, ethnographic and scientific value;
        • Rare stamps, other philatelic materials;
        • Rare coins, awards, medals, the press and other subjects of a collecting;

        Is it possible to export the icon from Ukraine?

        To answer this question, we need to determine:
        – Does the icon have cultural and historical value?
        – What is the estimated cost of the icon?

        If the icon does not belong to cultural property, it is necessary to obtain from the Authorized Body the certificate confirming that the object is not a “cultural property”. In case you have an object that is a cultural property you will have to receive certificate which gives the right to transport cultural property abroad.
        The Law of Ukraine “On the export, import and return of cultural property” states the rules on the export, import and return of cultural property.

        Is it possible to export rare coins from Ukraine?

        According to The Law of Ukraine “On the export, import and return of cultural property” rare coins belong to cultural values
        It is necessary to determine:
        – If these coins have cultural and historical value.
        – What is the estimated cost of the coins?
        If the coins do not belong to cultural property, it is necessary to obtain from the Authorized Body the certificate confirming that the object is not a “cultural property”. In case you have an object that is a cultural property you will have to receive certificate which gives the right to transport cultural property abroad.
        The Law of Ukraine “On the export, import and return of cultural property” states the rules on the export, import and return of cultural property.

        Is it possible to export ancient musical instruments from Ukraine?

        According to The Law of Ukraine “On the export, import and return of cultural property” Unique and rare musical instruments belong to cultural values
        It is necessary to determine:
        – If the musical instrument has cultural and historical value.
        – What is the estimated cost of the musical instrument?
        If the musical instrument do not belong to cultural property, it is necessary to obtain from the Authorized Body the certificate confirming that the object is not a “cultural property”. In case you have an object that is a cultural property you will have to receive certificate which gives the right to transport cultural property abroad.
        The Law of Ukraine “On the export, import and return of cultural property” states the rules on the export, import and return of cultural property.