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France. 2014 ‘Brokering.’ 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 4, p. 5. New York NY: Permanent Mission of France to the United Nations. 1 January

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8. Does your country have laws, regulations and/or administrative procedures governing brokering of SALW? YES

8.1. List laws and/or administrative procedures regulating SALW brokering in your country.

Les modalités de contrôle applicable aux activités de coutage sont définies par le Décret 2013-­700 du 30 juillet 2013. Dans sa forme actuelle, ce contrôle porte sur les intermédiaires en armement dont l'activité est soumise à déclaration auprès du préfet. Les intermédiaires doivent également obtenir une autorisation (délivrée par le ministère de la défense) pour exercer leur activité. Enfin, ils sont tenus de tenir un registre de leurs activités et opérations. Un projet de loi visant à soumettre les opérations d'intermédiation à autorisation préalable a été élaboré. Il sera prochainement déposé devant l'Assemblée Nationale pour examen…

8.2. Does your country require registration of SALW brokers? YES

8.3 Does your country require a licence, permit or other authorisation for each brokering transaction? NO

8.4 Does your country have measures to validate the authenticity of documentation submitted by the broker? YES

8.4.1 Describe those measures.

L'activité des courtiers fait l'objet d'un contrôle. Ils sont notamment tenus de tenir des registres de leurs opérations et d'adresser au ministère de la défense des compte-­rendus semestriels d'activités.

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8.1. List laws and/or administrative procedures regulating SALW brokering in your country.

The control terms applicable to brokering activities are set in the Decree No. 2013-700 of 30 July 2013. In its present form, this control relates to brokers in armament whose activity is subject to declaration to the Prefect. Brokers must also obtain an authorisation (issued by the Ministry of Defence) to carry out their activity. Finally, they must keep a register of their activities and operations. A bill aiming to submit brokering operations to prior authorisation has been prepared. It shall soon be presented to the National Assembly for review…

8.4 Does your country have measures to validate the authenticity of documentation submitted by the broker? YES

8.4.1 Describe those measures.

Brokering activities are subject to control. They [brokers] must keep registers of their activities and must submit to the Ministry of Defence reports on their activities every six months.

[SALW = Small Arms and Light Weapons]

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