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South Korea. 2008 ‘Legislation, Regulations, Administrative Procedures.’ National Report of the Republic of Korea 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), pp. 5-7. New York NY: Permanent Mission of the Republic of Korea to the United Nations. 20 May

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3. Legislation, regulations, administrative procedures…

The following Acts and their Presidential Decrees and Execution Regulations establish strict and comprehensive licensing and authorization control systems on all activities related to small arms and light weapons such as production, export, import, transfer, transportation, possession, and stockpiling:

i) The Act on Defense Acquisition, its Presidential Decree and its Execution Regulation
- The Act on Defense Acquisition was adopted on January 2, 2006.
- The Act on Defense Acquisition is a revised legal code of the Act on Special Measures for the Defense Industry.
- This Act covers all issues related to small arms and light weapons to be used for military purposes.
- The Execution Regulation establishes detailed procedures and documentation requirements for the licensing of export, manufacturing, brokering, etc.
- Partial amendments were made to the Act on Defense Acquisition in 2008.

ii) The Act on the Control of Firearms, Swords, Explosives, etc. and its Presidential Decree and its Execution Regulation
- The Act was adopted on December 13, 1961.
- This Act covers all issues related to small arms and light weapons to be used for non-military purposes.
- The National Police Agency is currently attempting to amend this Act.
- Partial amendments were made to the Act on Defense Acquisition in 2008.

iii) The Foreign Trade Act, its Presidential Decree and its Integrated Public Notice on the Export and Import of Strategic Items and Technology
- This Act was adopted on December 31, 1986.
- This Act, in conjunction with the Defense Acquisition Act, regulates the export and import control of small arms and light weapons.
- The Integrated Public Notice was adopted on December 27, 2005 and is a revised and integrated legal code of the Public Notice on the Export and Import of Strategic Items and the Public Notice on the Export of Strategic Technology.
- Partial amendments were made to the Act on Defense Acquisition in 2008.

vii) The Customs Act, its Presidential Decree and its Execution Regulation
- This Act was adopted on September 23, 1949.
- This Act regulates the process of loading, off-loading, export, import, transit and transshipment taking place in the customs areas of airports and ports that are open to foreign aircraft and vessels.
- In particular, the Public Notice on Entry, Exit, Loading and Off-loading of Bonded Goods regulates specified administrative procedures for entry and exit of bonded goods into airports and ports as well as loading and off-loading of goods from and into airplanes and vessels at airports and ports.
- Partial amendments were made to the Act on Defense Acquisition in 2008…

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