Citation(s) from the GunPolicy.org literature library
Albania. 2003 ‘Export, Import, Transit.’ National Report of Albania on its Implementation of the United Nations Programme of Action to Prevent, Combat and Eradicate the Illicit Trade in Small Arms and Light Weapons in All Its Aspects (UNPoA), pp. 1-2. New York, NY: Permanent Mission of the United Republic of Albania to the United Nations. 1 January
Export, Import, Transit
Export-Import of Small Arms and Light Weapons [SALW] and the respective technology is conducted by the Ministry of Defence, through the MEICO enterprise (Military Export-Import Company) in compliance with the decisions of the Albanian Government.
The MEICO Company has the authority to negotiate with foreign contractors.
The MEICO company performs its activities in the import-export area pursuant to the law No.7566 "On weapons", dated 25.05.1992; Decision No.366 of the Council of Ministers (CMD) "For the establishment of import-export company owned by the Ministry of Defence"; CMD Nr.365 "For disposal and selling ammunition, which have expired and selling of surplus weapons and ammunition"; CMD No.617, dated 4.12.2002 "For taking out of use weapons and other techniques from the Armed Forces and for disposal or disassembling and selling them".
There is no other authority for running these procedures for export-import of SALW.
… The licensing process is regulated by law and regulations issued by the Ministry of Defense.
Up to now the Ministry of Defense has issued only one export-import license for SALW to a state comapny MEICO (Military Export Import Company).
[SALW = small arms and light weapons]