• During acquisition, organisations must practice due diligence by:
    • Understanding all ethical and legal responsibilities.
    • Following up all lines of enquiry to establish the ownership and history of the object.
    • Keeping an audit trail of all enquiries and object documentation.
  • In addition public sector organisations must practice due diligence by:
    • Following sector standards for acquisition, including SPECTRUM, Pre-entry Procedure, Object Entry Procedure and Acquisition Procedure, and have appropriate policies in place.
  • If you have any suspicions about an object and you believe a criminal offence has been committed, you should report it to the Customs Hotline.