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Latvia. 2010 ‘Export Controls.’ National Report of Latvia 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); Part 7, p. 10. New York, NY: Permanent Mission of Latvia to the United Nations. 1 January

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Export Controls

The Strategic Goods Control Committee is an inter-ministerial group of experts in charge of controlling circulation of military and dual-use goods, including small arms and light weapons, in the territory of the Republic of Latvia, by monitoring the system of manufacture, stockpiling, use, export, import and transit of military and dual-use goods in Latvia, and issuing licences for transactions in export, import, transit or transfers of these goods.

The licensing agency preparing licences for export, import and transit is the Strategic Goods Export Control Division of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Latvia. Duties of the Division include accepting applications for export, import, transit and transfer licences and other documents indicated in The Law On the Circulation of Goods of Strategic Significance and Cabinet of Ministers Regulations "Procedures by Which Licenses and Other Documents of the Control of Strategic Goods Are Issued or Denied" from legal entities, and pre-licensing checking, preparing licences for Committee approval; coordination of the work of the Committee; carrying out inspections in the enterprises involved in transactions with military or dual-use goods; issuing of licences, end-use certificates, import certificates and delivery verifications; providing information on compliance of goods with the EU Common Military List, National List of Goods and Services of Strategic Significance and other lists of controlled goods; monitoring manufacture, storage, use and trade of strategic goods; developing and maintaining data bases of documents, persons, entities and items related to military and dual-use goods and their circulation; and providing necessary information to merchants and Government institutions.

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