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France. 2014 ‘Manufacture.’ National Report of France 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); Section 2, pp. 1-2. New York NY: Permanent Mission of France to the United Nations. 1 January

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UN Implementation Questionnaire

4. Are there any SALW manufactured in your country? YES

4.1. Does your country have laws, regulations and/or administrative procedures to exercise effective control over the manufacture of SALW? YES

4.1.1 List laws, regulations and/or administrative procedures regulating the manufacture of SALW in your country

Les principaux textes encadrant ses activités sont les suivantes:
- Loi n° 2012-­304 du 6 mars 2012 relative à l'établissement d'un contrôle des armes moderne, simplifié et préventif (qui a abrogé l'ordonnance n° 2004-­1374 du 20 décembre 2004);
- Décret n° 2013-­700 du 30 juillet 2013 portant application de la loi n° 2012-­304 du 6 mars 2012 relative à l'établissement d'un contrôle des armes moderne, simplifié et préventif ;
- Code de la défense (articles L 2331-­1 à L 2342-­7);
- Code de la sécurité intérieure (articles L 311-­1 à L 317-­12).

Le dispositif français repose sur le principe général de prohibition de fabrication et de commerce des matériels de guerre, armes et munitions. Ainsi, toute personne, physique ou morale, qui souhaite fabriquer, faire commerce ou se livrer à une activité d'intermédiation de matériel, armes et munitions de guerre ou d'armes et de munitions de défense doit en faire la demande auprès du ministère de la défense…

4.1.2. Does your country license the manufacture of SALW? YES

4.2. Does your country require that SALW be marked at the time of manufacture? YES

4.3. Does your country require that manufacturers keep records of their activities? YES

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4.1.1 - List laws, regulations and/or administrative procedures regulating the manufacture of SALW in your country

Main legislation governing these activities:
- Act No. 2012-304 of 6 March 2012 on the Establishment of a Modern, Simplified and Preventive Control of Weapons (which repeals the Order No. 2004-1374 of December 20, 2004);
- Decree No. 2013-700 of 30 July 2013 on the Implementation of the Act No. 2012-304 of 6 March 2012 on the Establishment of a Modern, Simplified and Preventive Control of Weapons;
- Defence Code (Articles L. 2331-1 to L. 2342-7);
- Internal Security Code (Articles L. 311-1 to L. 317-12).

The French system relies on the general principle of prohibition of manufacture and commerce of weapons of war, firearms, and ammunition. Thus, any person, individual or legal person wishing to manufacture, deal, or carry out a brokering activity of materials, firearms and ammunition of war, or weapons and ammunition for defence, must submit a request to the Ministry of Defence…

[SALW = Small Arms and Light Weapons]

ID: Q10820

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