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Trinidad and Tobago. 1971 ‘Permission to Take Firearm Abroad.’ Firearms Act, Chapter 16:01, Revised Edition 2011; Chapter 16:01, Act 44 (Section 33), pp. 36-37. Port of Spain: Ministry of Legal Affairs. 1 January

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Permission to take firearm abroad [Last amended by Act 2 of 2011]

33. (1) Where the holder of a Firearm User's Licence is about to go outside Trinidad and Tobago and desires to take with him the firearm or ammunition to which such licence relates, he may apply to the Commissioner of Police in the prescribed form for a permit to do so.

(2) The Commissioner may if he thinks fit grant a written permit to any such licensee to take the firearm and ammunition with him, and where such permission is granted, nothing in section 31(1) shall be construed so as to cause such a licensee to be guilty of an offence thereunder by reason only of his bringing the firearm and ammunition back into Trinidad and Tobago on the occasion of his return, save that nothing in this subsection shall affect the operation of section 32 in relation to such firearm or ammunition.

(3) No person may export from Trinidad and Tobago any firearm or ammunition except—
(a) under and in accordance with the terms of a written permit issued under subsection (2);
(b) firearms or ammunition, that is, cargo properly manifested to a consignee elsewhere than in Trinidad and Tobago or that are the bona fide stores of any aircraft or vessel in the custody of the proper officer authorised for that purpose….

(5) A person who commits an offence under this section is liable on summary conviction to a fine of seventy-five thousand dollars and to imprisonment for fifteen years and on conviction on indictment to a fine of two hundred and twenty-five thousand dollars and to imprisonment for twenty years.

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