Citation(s) from the literature library

Japan. 2014 ‘Customs Law, 1954.’ National Report of Japan 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.13. New York NY: Permanent Mission of Japan to the United Nations. 10 March

Relevant contents

Customs Law, 'Kanzei Hou', 1954

Area: Import

The Law (promulgated on April 2, 1954, Law No. 61) aims to provide the substance and procedures related to the assessment, payment and collection of customs as well as the export/import control of goods (Article 1).

Specific provisions:
Import of firearms, military rifles, machine guns, guns and their ammunition and parts, except for those imported with exceptional authorization by licensed traders both by other laws, is prohibited (Article 69-11-2).

Violation is liable to penalties of 10 years or less imprisonment or a fine of up to 30 million yen, or both (Article 109).

ID: Q12116

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