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Moldova. 2006 ‘Export Controls.’ National Report of Moldova on its Implementation of the Programme of Action to Prevent, Combat and Eradicate the Illicit Trade in Small Arms and Light Weapons in All Its Aspects (UNPoA); Section 3, p. 3. New York, NY: Permanent Mission of Moldova to the United Nations. 16 June

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Export Controls

The main objective of the Moldovan arms control system is to prevent exports of arms that might be misused in interstate or internal conflicts or for human rights violations, as well as exports that might result in undesirable spreading or unauthorized re-exports of arms, including SALW (Small Arms and Light Weapons).

The arms control system involves a two-tier licensing process whereby an arms exporter must apply for a license to trade and then for authorization to export a specific consignment.

The Division on Dual-use Goods Trade Control at the Ministry of Economy and Trade is the licensing authority responsible for issuing licenses for the export, import and transit of strategic goods in the case of both state to state and commercial transaction and for issuing delivery verification certificates. This Division works in conjunction with the Interdepartmental Control Commission on Export, Import and Transit of Strategic Goods.

The Interdepartmental Commission is entitled, among others, to suspend the issued authorizations in those cases where authorization holders violate the existing legal provisions in a specific area or infringe upon provisions, which derive from international agreements and from national policy with regard to the control movements of strategic goods. All licence applications are considered on a case-by-case basis, taking strictly into account the above mentioned principles.

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