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Romania. 2009 ‘Export Controls.’ National Report of Romania on its Implementation of the UN Programme of Action to Prevent, Combat and Eradicate the Illicit Trade in Small Arms and Light Weapons in All Its Aspects (UNPoA); Section 7, p. 12. New York, NY: Permanent Mission of Romania to the United Nations. 1 January

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7. Export controls

Romania legislation regarding exports, imports and transfers of military goods is also applicable for the export, the transit and the transhipment of SALW.

SALW exporters are authorised (registered) by the MFA/DGEC for maximum 1 year. Only authorised (registered) exporters can apply for SALW export licenses. All export licence applications of SALW are assessed by the MFA/DGEC and Inter-Ministry Council on multi-criteria basis. All exports of SALW are subject of monitoring process. In this process are involved the licensing authority, enforcement authorities and intelligence services.

All transits of SALW are subject of export controls and these operations are licensed by the MFA/DGEC as transit permits. Only a Romanian legal person may apply and obtain a transit permit. All SALW transits must be secured by the Specialised Unit of the Romanian Gendarmerie. For the issuance of a transit permit it must be presented to MFA/DGEC the export license, the import license and the transit permit from the subsequent country.

In the assessment process of a transit permit applications it is taken into account UN Security Council resolutions and principles and criteria of the EU Code of Conduct on Arms Exports (EU Common Position 2008/944/CFSP).

In order to secure the transits on military goods, MFA/DGEC developed a very strong and valuable cooperation with other enforcement authorities (National Customs Authority and Ministry of Administration and Interior). The National Customs Authority (NCA) supervises the transit of military goods in accordance with the provision of permit issued by the MFA/DGEC. NCA confirms to MFA/DGEC that the transit was done in the full respect of the terms of the transit permit.

[SALW = small arms and light weapons; MFA/DGEC = National authority for licensing]

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