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Kramer, Katherine. 2001 ‘Import and Export.’ Legal Controls on Small Arms and Light Weapons in South East Asia; Occasional Paper No. 3, p. 16. Geneva: Small Arms Survey, the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies, Geneva and Nonviolence International South East Asia. 1 July

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Import and Export

Singapore, the largest arms producer in the region, tightly controls the import and export of arms. Singaporean companies must even have licences to import and export arms and ammunition to be displayed at trade shows. Licensed dealers applying for a permit to import specific arms must indicate:

- their number;
- their description;
- their calibre;
- their manufacturer;
- the name of the vessel on which they will arrive;
- the probable arrival date of the vessel; and
- whether the arms are for stock or trans-shipment.

Applications for export licences must contain similar information, including the country of destination.

The validity of import/export licences also varies. In Singapore, an import licence is valid for 14 days after the arrival or unloading date.

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