Citation(s) from the literature library

Canada. 2008 ‘Import, Transit, Retransfer.’ National Report of Canada on its Implementation of the Programme of Action to Prevent, Combat and Eradicate the Illicit Trade in Small Arms and Light Weapons in All Its Aspects (UNPoA), p. 10. New York, NY: Permanent Mission of Canada to the United Nations. 1 July

Relevant contents

Import, Transit, Retransfer

Current Canadian policy allows for individuals and businesses to import firearms, other than prohibited firearms,1 without an import permit. Importers must hold a valid firearms licence, with acquisition privileges, for the type of firearms being imported.

In the case of restricted firearms, residents must obtain an Authorization to Transport from their provincial Chief Firearms Officer2

Individuals wishing to import firearms will be required to obtain an Authorization to Import issued by the Registrar of Firearms, once Importation and Exportation of Firearms Regulations come into force.

All firearms in Canada must be registered prior to importation or immediately thereafter.

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