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Mexico. 2003 ‘Import and Export.’ National Report of Mexico 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 8, pp. 6-7. New York, NY: Permanent Mission of Mexico to the United Nations. 16 June

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8. Import and Export

The Executive Branch, acting through the Ministry of Defence, has the authority to purchase, export and import arms, munitions and explosives.

The Ministry of Defence maintains strict controls over arms imports. When a weapon is imported, the name and address of the importer is visibly marked on the outside…

In compliance with the Act, the Federal Weapons Registry and Explosives Control Office of the Ministry of Defence takes the following measures as a matter of course:

1) During the import or export of firearms, explosives and related chemical substances, military personnel serve as inspectors to verify that the nature and quantity of the material being imported or exported correspond to the specifications of the permits issued by the Ministry of Defence;

2) During the transfer of arms and related material, military personnel inspect the vehicles, verifying that the material being transported has been authorized. When the material arrives at the facilities of the companies purchasing it, military personnel are assigned to oversea the introduction or removal of the arms, munitions and explosives or related chemical substances and to check the quantities and specifications of the material authorized.

Weapons exporting is not a common occurrence in Mexico. The country produces only the armaments needed to meet the demands of its national market.

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