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Netherlands. 2010 ‘National Laws, Regulations and Decrees - Export.’ National Report of the Netherlands 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. 4. New York, NY: Permanent Mission of the Netherlands to the United Nations. 1 January

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National Laws, Regulations and Decrees - Export

The Decree on strategic goods, the Implementation order on strategic goods and the Arms and Ammunitions Act (WWM), prohibit the export from the Netherlands of goods and technology mentioned in the Common Military List of the European Union (2007/197/CFSP) and the Firearms Directive (Council Directive 91/477/EEC) respectively, without a licence from the Minister of Foreign Trade to all countries with the exception of Belgium and Luxembourg (due to the special Customs arrangements under the Benelux Treaty).

The Netherlands assesses the license applications according to the 8 criteria defined in Council Common Position 2008/944/CFSP of 8 December 2008 defining common rules governing control of exports of military technology and equipment.

The Sanctions Act 1977 provides for the possibility to implement recommendations, resolutions, and agreements of international organisations on international trade sanctions for military or other goods. It gives the Dutch government the jurisdiction to regulate the (re-)export of SALW as specified in Internationally established arms embargoes, when the weapons are exported from the Netherlands to the embargo-countries.

[SALW = Small Arms and Light Weapons]

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