Citation(s) from the GunPolicy.org literature library
Vietnam. 2006 ‘Export Controls.’ National Report of Vietnam on its Implementation of the United Nations Programme of Action to Prevent, Combat and Eradicate the Illicit Trade in Small Arms and Light Weapons (UNPoA), p. 4. New York NY: Permanent Mission of Vietnam to the United Nations. 1 June
7. Export control:
a. The license system for import and export:
Vietnam does not export weapons to oversea individuals and organizations. Weapons are imported to serve for the purpose of protecting the national sovereignty, public safety and social order.
Importing and exporting SALWs into and out of Vietnam to protect Head of State and Government, special guest of Central Party, State and National Assembly; sporty purposes: competitions, exhibition and making an offer… are all licensed by MPS in accordance with the Governmental Decree No 74/CP [47/CP?] on 12/8/1996.
b. Identifying the last user of SALWs:
On importing the SALWs for the purposes of protecting the national sovereignty, public safety and social order, MoD and MPS also confirm the last SALWs user, commit not to convey to the third countries.
[SALW = Small Arms and Light Weapons; MPS = Ministry of Public Security; MoD = Ministry of Defence]