Citation(s) from the literature library

Switzerland. 2009 ‘Brokering.’ National Report of Switzerland 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), p. 11. New York, NY: Permanent Mission of Switzerland to the United Nations. 31 December

Relevant contents


Brokering activities of legal entities and persons domiciled in Switzerland intending to trade in firearms for business purposes are required to obtain a general trader's license (article 17 Weapons Act).

Brokering activities for recipients abroad fall within the scope of the WMA (War Materials Act).

Brokering on Swiss territory (regardless of nationality) of war material on a professional basis for recipients abroad, irrespective of the location of the war material, requires an initial license (article 9 para. 1 WMA).

No initial license is required for those acting as professional brokers for hand guns and small arms and holding therefore a general trading license under the legislation on weapons…

All SALW brokers are registered either by fedpol or by SECO (State Secretariat for Economic Affairs).

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