Citation(s) from the literature library

Liechtenstein. 2016 ‘Manufacture.’ National Report of Liechtenstein 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 2, p. 1. New York NY: Permanent Mission of Liechtenstein to the United Nations. 29 March

Relevant contents

Section 2: Manufacture

Laws, regulations and administrative procedures

3. Are there any SALW manufactured in your country? YES

3.1. Does your country have laws, regulations and/or administrative procedures to exercise effective control over the manufacture of SALW? YES

3.1.1. List laws, regulations and/or administrative procedures regulating the manufacture of SALW in your country

On 23 March 1923, Switzerland and the Principality of Liechtenstein concluded a Customs Union Treaty under which the national territories of Switzerland and the Principality of Liechtenstein were brought together to form a common customs area. For this reason, a great number of Swiss laws are also applicable in the Principality of Liechtenstein…

In the area of SALW there are two sets of legislation that apply, depending on whether the items concerned have been manufactured to military specifications (military material) or not. A distinction has therefore to be made between military material and non-­military material…

Swiss law is applicable to the manufacture of military material on the basis of the Customs Union Treaty (Swiss Military Material Act and Ordinance). The manufacture of non­-military material is mainly regulated by the Swiss Weapons Act and its Ordinance.

In addition, the Liechtenstein Weapons Act prohibits the manufacture of certain weapons which are considered to cause serious humanitarian concerns. The private manufacture or modification of weapons is prohibited. Commercial manufacture of weapons and essential components as well as ammunition requires a general licence. Holders of this licence are obliged to keep records on the manufacture and to provide the authorities, on their request, with such information.

3.1.2. Does your country license the manufacture of SALW? YES…

[SALW = Small Arms and Light Weapons]

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