You’ll work with local representatives (Monaco, Nice, Cannes, Paris, Lyon and Marseille, …) and have access to a network of specialized shipping partners throughout the world (New York, London, Singapore, Geneva, etc.) to ensure nail to nail shipping service.
Quality service speaks for itself. For more than 20 years we have been working with the most distinguished collectors, galleries, and museums. Put your concerns in our hands. We are in complete control.
France carefully monitors the departure of works of art from the national territory. Beyond a certain threshold of age and / or value, authorization to take a piece of art outside the national territory is subject to approval by the Service of the Museums of France (Ministry of Culture), which delivers a "passport" called a certificate of export of a cultural good " in order to be exported anywhere within the European Union, or a licence for export, provided a passport has already been secured, in order to export it outside Europe. In this case, a customs declaration is also needed.
MMCI Art Logistics will accompany you throughout these procedures.
There are a number of customs regulations pertaining specifically to works of art:
MMCI Art Logistics can provide assistance and support for any customs procedures and if necessary can store your pieces at the free port of Monaco.
Every piece is unique and requires packing that best corresponds to its specific characteristics.
It may require soft packing, packing in bubble wrap, or perhaps shuttle crates, crates lined with foam perfectly adapted to the shipment of art. For canvasses or art works in relief, we design crates containing an inner crate (a slatted crate inside another crate) or other "museum" or "gallery" quality cases.
At MMCI Art Logistics, our packing materials are constructed according to your specifications and align with the requirements for shipping artwork.
All of our operations are performed according to the general conditions of the TLF (Federation of Shipping and Logistics Companies of France), particularly with respect to liability limitations.
We put in place all our expertise to ensure that your pieces are shipped according to optimal conditions. Nevertheless, being well covered is a priority, therefore we recommend that you purchase a nail-to-nail "ad-valorem" insurance solution perfectly adapted to your property and to the method of transport (without liability limitation).
The "AEO" (Authorized Economic Operator) accreditation is awarded by the European Commission to companies that meet strict customs criteria and demonstrate continuous quality, conformity, and reliability along the international logistical chain.
Working with an "AEO-Full" freight forwarder means that in shipping your goods you'll benefit from the following advantages:
Mathez Freight Forwarding is among the top 30 of IATA agents in France, and since 2013 it has benefitted from AEO-Full status, including the "simplified customs" AEO certificate and the "safety-security" AEO certificate. When you work with Mathez Freight Forwarding, you can rest assured that all your customs operations throughout the EU and beyond will be handled with precision, reliability, and professionalism, according to the highest standards.