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Grillot, Suzette R.. 2010 ‘The Spread and Control of Small Arms in Serbia.’ Guns in the Balkans: Controlling Small Arms and Light Weapons in Seven Western Balkan Countries; Vol. 10 (No. 2), pp. 160-161. London: Southeast European and Black Sea Studies, Taylor & Francis. 1 June

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The Spread and Control of Small Arms in Serbia

[I]t is estimated that nearly three million firearms remain in Serbia, two million held by private citizens (Saferworld and UNDP 2005)…

In February 2005, a new Law on Trade in Arms, Military Equipment and Dual Purpose Goods came into force and replaced the weak legislation that had governed weapons transactions. Most significantly, the new law shifted the responsibility for arms transfers control from the MoD to the Ministry of International Economic Relations…

Companies involved in weapons import, export, transport and transit must be registered, and each weapons transaction requires an individual license. 'Middlemen' or brokers and transport companies must also be licensed. Documents such as end-user certificates and written confirmations of arms deliveries are included in the process as well (Saferworld and UNDP 2005, 52-3)…

The new law requires the Ministry of International Economic Relations to report to the Council of Ministers every six months regarding licenses approved and denied and transactions completed…

Source Cited:
Saferworld and UNDP. 2005. Living with the legacy – SALW survey, Republic of Serbia.
Belgrade: SEESAC.
http://www.seesac.org/uploads/salwsurveys/SerbianSurvey_eng.pdf

[MoD = Ministry of Defence]

ID: Q11614

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