Antiques – Establishing the country of origin of antiques for which a Certificate of Origin is sought is obviously difficult, as in most cases documentary evidence may not be available. Also, inspection of such items may not provide enough evidence on which to make a judgement. In such cases, a certificate given by a qualified antique dealer is probably the best evidence which can be obtained, even if such a certificate is in restricted terms indicating that, in the expert’s opinion, the item originated in a stated country. Exporters should obtain such a certificate from a qualified antiques expert at their own expense. Any certificate given must carry a statement as to membership of BADA and/or LAPADA.