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Belgium. 2020 ‘Manufacture (Fabrication).’ National Report of Belgium 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 (Question 2.4), p. 7. New York NY: Permanent Mission of Belgium to the United Nations. 1 January

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2.4. Pendant la période considérée, des mesures ont-elles été prises contre des groupes ou individus qui fabriquent illégalement des ALPC (par exemple: des poursuites)? OUI

2.4.1. Veuillez préciser :
La Belgique n'est confrontée qu'à de très rares cas de fabrication illégale d'armes à feu. Le pays fait plutôt face à des reconstitutions d'armes sur base d'achat de pièces d'armes dans des pays possédant des législations moins strictes. Les cas détectés sont traités par les services compétents.

[ALPC = Armes légères et de petit calibre]

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2.4. During the reporting period, was action taken against groups or individuals engaged in illegal manufacturing of SALW (e.g. craft manufacturing)? YES

2.4.1. Details (e.g. prosecution):
Belgium faces only very rare cases of illegal manufacturing of firearms. Instead, the country is facing weapons reconstitutions based on the purchase of weapons parts in countries with less strict legislation. The cases detected are dealt with by the competent services.

[SALW = Small Arms and Light Weapons]

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