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Bolivia. 2010 ‘Laws on Import (Leyes sobre la Importación).’ National Report of Bolivia 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), p. 4. New York, NY: Permanent Mission of Bolivia to the United Nations. 14 June

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Leyes sobre la Importación

En base al postulado de "país pacifista", Bolivia a través del DECRETO SUPREMO 29747 de 15 de octubre de 2008, se convierte en el primer país del mundo que prohíbe la importación de armas, en concordancia con la cultura de paz ejercida por el pueblo y gobierno bolivianos.

La prohibición total de importación de armas para uso civil implica, conforme a lo establecido por la Ley General de Aduanas, que cualquier persona que importe armas de uso civil al territorio del Estado Plurinacional de Bolivia comete delito de Contrabando.

Esta prohibición de importación establece excepciones de uso para los Clubes de Caza y Tiro debidamente registrados y los servicios de seguridad de altos dignatarios de estado y delegaciones diplomáticas a fin de honrar los compromisos internacionales en la materia.

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Laws on Import

Based on the premise of a "peaceful country", Bolivia through the Supreme Decree 29747 of October 15, 2008, became the first country in the world to prohibit the importation of weapons, in accordance with the culture of peace exercised by its people and government.

As established by the Customs Law, the aforementioned total ban implies that any person importing weapons for civilian use into Bolivia's territory commits the crime of smuggling

This import law has exceptions for registered hunting and shooting clubs and the security services of high dignitaries of state and diplomatic delegations who honour international commitments in this area.

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