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Moreau, Virginie, Cédric Poitevin and Jihan Seniora. 2010 ‘Comparison of the Main Regulatory Aspects Examined - Burkina Faso.’ Arms Transfer Controls: The Example of French-Speaking States in Sub-Saharan Africa; Annex III (Tables I, II, III), pp. 19-24. Brussels: Groupe de Recherche et d'Information sur la Paix et la Sécurité (GRIP). 1 May

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Comparison of the Main Regulatory Aspects Examined - Burkina Faso

National Legislation Studied

- Decree No. 2006 174/PRES/PM/MAECR/DEF/SECU governing the composition, functions, organisation and functioning of the National Commission for the fight against the proliferation of small arms (CNLPAL)
- Decree No. 2007 049/PRES/PM/DEF/MAECR/MFB governing the composition, functions, organisation and functioning of the High Authority for the Control of Arms Imports and their Use
- Decree No. 2009/301/PRES/PM/SECU/MATD/MEF/DEF/MECV/MJ/MCPEA of 8 May 2009 governing the system for arms and munitions in Burkina Faso

Table of National Regulation

Date of legislation: 2006, 2007 and 2009 (application texts)
Category of arms: "Any category of arms likely to be acquired by Burkina Faso"
Activities:
- Import: yes
- Export: no
- Transit: no
- Brokering: no
Authority responsible: High Authority for controlling the import and use of arms for "all categories of arms"; Ministry of Security for "arms and ammunition" for civilian recipients
Comments: Exports not covered but "re-exports" banned

Table of Operation Mechanisms

Imports:
- Approval: yes
- Licence: yes
- Decision Making Process: no
- Operational Criteria: no
Exports
- Approval: no
- Licence: no
- Decision Making Process: no
- Operational Criteria: no
Transit
- Approval: no
- Licence: no
- Decision Making Process: no
- Operational Criteria: no

Comments:
- Simplified procedures for temporary imports to civilians
- The term "transfer" is used for transaction within the national territory

ID: Q4002

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