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Liechtenstein. 2016 ‘International Transfers.’ 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 3, p. 2. New York NY: Permanent Mission of Liechtenstein to the United Nations. 29 March
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.
Swiss law is applicable to the import, export and transit of military material on the basis of the Customs Union Treaty (Swiss Military Material Act and Ordinance)…
On the basis of the Customs Union Treaty, Swiss law is applicable for import, export and transit operations (Swiss Weapons Act and Ordinance).
Commercial transactions involving weapons require a weapons trading permit. Weapons trading permits are issued by the Liechtenstein Government. The trader is required to maintain a list covering his sales of handguns and automatic or semiautomatic weapons. This list must indicate the date of the sale, the exact personal details of the purchaser, and the type and manufacturer's serial number of the weapon. The weapon acquisition permit must also be attached to this list. Record books and copies of weapons acquisition permits are to be kept for a period of 10 years and then handed over to the authorities (police).
Approval for commercial imports, exports and transit opeerations involving weapons and ammunition is given by the Swiss Central Weapons Office upon receipt of the appropriate application form. Authorization for noncommercial imports, exports and transit operations is given by the Swiss customs authorities and the police. Oversight authority over sales in Liechtenstein is the Liechtenstien National Police.
[SALW = Small Arms and Light Weapons]
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