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Norway. 2016 ‘International Transfers.’ National Report of Norway 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 Norway to the United Nations. 9 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.

Norway has just a minor production of SALW, but produces and exports ammunition for such weapons. No significant changes have been introduced in legislation or administrative measures related to Small Arms and Light Weapons since the last national report. There is a process to review and possibly revise the regulations related to the legislation on Small Arms and Light Weapons.

A. National laws, Regulations and Decrees:

1. Production: Act of 9 June 1961 relating to control of firearms and ammunition, The Firearms Act. The Firearms Act covers most aspects of control and provides a specific basis for penalties. With regard to production of ammunition the Act of 14 June 2002 relating to Fire and Explosion applies also. Web links: https://lovdata.no/dokument/NL/lov/1961-06-09-1?q=våpenloven https://lovdata.no/dokument/SF/forskrift/2009-06-25-904?q=eksplosiver
2. Export: Act of 18 December 1987 relating to control of the export of strategic goods, services, technology, etc., cf. Royal Decree of 18 December 1987 No. 967 as amended 19 June 2013 and Guidelines on export of Defense Material of 28 February 1992, including Attachment A: the 7 criteria in the EU Common Position, and Attachment B: Articles 6 and 7 of the Arms Trade Treaty (ATT). (The Export Control Act). Web links: https://lovdata.no/dokument/NL/lov/1987-12-18-93?q=eksportkontroll https://lovdata.no/dokument/SF/forskrift/2013-06-19-718?q=eksportkontroll
3. Import: Act of 9 June 1961 relating to control of firearms and ammunition. The Firearms Act. See no. 1 above.
4. Transit: Act of 18 December 1987 relating to control of the export of strategic goods, services, technology, etc., cf. Royal Decree of 18 December 1987 No. 967. See no. 2 above.
5. Retransfer: Act of 18 December 1987 relating to control of the export of strategic goods, services, technology, etc., cf. Royal Decree of 18 December 1987 No. 967. See no. 2 above.

B. Administrative procedures.

1. Production: Implementing legislation: Act of 9 June 1961 relating to control of firearms and ammunition, The Firearms Act. See web-links above.
2. Export: Implementing legislation: Royal Decree of 18 December 1987 No. 967 as amended 19 June 2013 under section 1 of the Act of 18 December 1987 relating to control of the export of strategic goods, services, technology, etc., cf. Royal Decree of 18 December 1987 No. 967 as amended 19 June 2013 and Guidelines on export of Defense Material of 28 February 1992, including Attachment A: the 7 criteria in the EU Common Position, and Attachment B: Articles 6 and 7 of the Arms Trade Treaty (ATT). See web link above.
3. Import: Implementing legislation: Act of 9 June 1961 relating to control of firearms and ammunition, The Firearms Act, see web-link above.
4. Transit: Regulations relating to the implementation of control of the export of strategic goods, services and technology, § 3 e of 10 January 1989.
5. Retransfer: Regulations relating to the implementation of control of the export of strategic goods, services and technology. The Export Control Act and Regulations, see web-links above.

[SALW = Small Arms and Light Weapons]

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