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Somalia. 2016 ‘International Transfers.’ National Report of Somalia 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 Somalia to the United Nations. 6 January

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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.

The current law regulating the export, import, transit or retransfer of small arms is the 1963 Public Order Law which states that no person shall manufacture, collect or trade in arms without authorization from the Ministry of Interior. The law requires that all weapons traders be authorized by the Ministry of Interior and requires traders to sell only to persons holding a license in Somalia. The license does not allow traders to import or export weapons. Import is reserved for the FGS and subject to restrictions under partial of the UN Arms Embargo.

Licensing and authorisation

5.2. Does a person or an entity who transfers SALW require a licence or other form of authorisation to transfer SALW from/into your country? NO

5.3. Is it a criminal offence to trade SALW without a licence or authorisation, or to do so in a manner that is in contradiction to the terms of a licence or authorisation, in your country? YES

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: NO
b) Other types of end-user documentation: [No response]…

[SALW = Small Arms and Light Weapons]

ID: Q12900

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