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European Commission. 2014 ‘Sanctions.’ Study to Support an Impact Assessment on Options for Combatting Illicit Firearms Trafficking in the European Union (Tables 3.8, 3.9), pp. 73-74. Luxembourg: Centre for Strategy & Evaluation Services. 1 July

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Table 3.8(a): Sanctions (AT to HU)

Country: AT - BE - BG - CY - CZ - DE - DK - EE - EL - ES - FI - FR - HR - HU

What is the minimum custodial sentence for illicit firearms trafficking?
N/A - N/A - 1 year - -- - 6 months - -- - -- - 6 months - 6 months - 6 months - 4 months - -- - N/A - N/A

What is the maximum custodial sentence for illicit firearms trafficking?
N/A - 5 years - 6 years - 15 years - 8 years - 10 years - 6 years - 10 years - 2 years - 4 years - 4 years - 10 years - N/A - N/A…

Table 3.8(b): Sanctions (IE to UK)

Country: IE - IT - LT - LV - LU - MT - NL - PL - PT - RO - SE - SK - SI - UK

What is the minimum custodial sentence for illicit firearms trafficking?
N/A - N/A - From 15 days up to 90 days (or 3 years in the case of an overlap with smuggling) - 2 years - N/A - N/A - N/A - N/A - 10 years - N/A - 6 months - 1 year - 6 months - --

What is the maximum custodial sentence for illicit firearms trafficking?
6 years - N/A - 8 years or 10 years in the case of an overlap with smuggling - 10 years - N/A - N/A - 9 month - N/A - 12 years - N/A - 6 years - 8 years - 3 years - 5 years…

Table 3.9 (a): Sanctions – Summary of Current situation in Member States

Custodial sentence: Member States
Maximum sentence 0 –3 years and 364 days years: EL, SI, NL
Maximum sentence 4 – 10 years: BG, CZ, DE,(105) DK, EE, ES, FI, FR, IE, LT, LV, SE, SK, BE
Maximum sentence 11 years +: CY, PT

Administrative sanctions (Financial penalties): Member States
Maximum penalty less than € 100,000: BG, CY, DE, EL, BL, BE
Maximum penalty € 100,000 – € 1,000,000: FR, SI
Maximum penalty more than € 1,000,000: CZ

Source: CSES legal fiches (Note: When Member States are missing in the table, no information was available)

Source cited:

105) Chapter 51 (2) of the Weapons Act.

[Fines are also available in the original document]

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