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Ireland. 2016 ‘International Transfers.’ National Report of Ireland 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 3, pp. 1-2. New York NY: Permanent Mission of Ireland to the United Nations. 1 June

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Section 3: International Transfers

Laws, regulations and administrative procedures

5. Does your country have laws, regulations or administrative procedures to exercise effective control over the export, import, transit or retransfer of SALW? YES

5.1. List laws, regulations or administrative procedures to exercise effective control over the export, import, transit or retransfer of SALW.

As there is no exporting industry for SALW in Ireland, most applications for the export of weapons relate to the personal exportation of individual shotguns for sporting / heritage purposes. Consequently many of the questions in this and other segments are not applicable. Furthermore, export control over SALW and associated risk assessments and controls are designed to take account of infrequent exports of single firearms in well defined circumstances…

- The Control of Exports Act, 2008 is the primary legislation in force. This legislation establishes an export licensing regime over all exports of controlled products, including Small Arms and Light Weapons…

- Control of Exports (Goods and Technology) Order 2009.

The Control of Exports (Goods and Technology) Order 2009 provides for the control of exports of goods and technology listed in the Schedule to that Order. This Order relates to goods and technologies on what is commonly referred to as the EU Common Military List. Member States are required to control the export of these, and the 2009 Order provides they can only be exported "under and in accordance with a licence"…

Licensing and authorisation

5.4. What kind of documentation does your country require prior to authorising an export of SALW to another country?

a) An end-user certificate (EUC) from the importing country: YES

i) What elements does an end-user certificate in your country contain (check relevant boxes)?

1) Detailed description (type, quantity, characteristics) of the SALW or technology: YES
2) Contract number or order reference and date: [No response]
3) Final destination country: YES
4) Description of the end-use of the SALW: YES
5) Exporter's details (name, address and business name): YES
6) End-user information (name, position, full address and original signature): YES
7) Information on other parties involved in the transaction: YES
8) Certification by the relevant government authorities of the authenticity of the end-user: [No response]
9) Date of issue: YES
10) Other: A police removal certificate is also required before an export license is issued.

b) Other types of end-­user documentation: licenses for personal firearms are provided on the basis of an administrative procedure involving close liaison with the national police authorities and the provision by the police authorities of a removal certificate…

[SALW = Small Arms and Light Weapons]

ID: Q12816

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