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Portugal. 2018 ‘International Transfers.’ National Report of Portugal 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. 6. New York NY: Permanent Mission of Portugal to the United Nations. 1 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.

Concerning military articles :

i) Law 37/2011, dated June 22, regulates imports, esports, transit, transshipment, and intra-EU transfers, of defence related products, including end-use control;
ii) Law 49/2009, dated August 5, regulates licensing and registration of companies wishing to engage in brokering activities.

Concerning civil articles:

- Law 5/2006, dated February 23, as amended by laws 59/2007, dated September 4, Law 17/2009, dated May 6, law 26/2010, dated August 30, law2001, dated April 27, and law 50/2013, dated July 24 (the Legal Regime of SALW- firearms and their Ammunitions).

- Regulation (EU) No. 258/2012 of 14 March, of the European Parliament and of the Council, implementing Article 10 of the United Nations( Protocol against the illicit manufacturing of and trafficking in firearms, their parts and components and ammunition, supplementing the United Nations Convention against Transnational Organised Crime (UN Firearms Protocol), and establishing export authorisation, and import and transit measures for firearms, their parts and components and ammunition.

- The European Union Directive 91/477/EEC amended by European Union Directive 2017/853 of 17 May of the acquisition and possession of weapons, Regulation (EU) No. 2015/2403 of 15 december, establishing common guidelines on deactivation standars and techniques for ensuring that deactivated firearms are rendered irreversibly inoperable. Fithermore, Portugal fully applies the dispositions of Arms Trade Treaty…

[SALW = Small Arms and Light Weapons]

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