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Fiji. 2003 ‘Import and Export Licensing.’ Arms and Ammunition Act; Part 5 (Sections 16 and 19). Suva: Office of the Attorney-General. 1 January

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Import Licences

Section 16
(1) Subject to section 27, a person who imports any arms or ammunition or any part of any arms or ammunition into the Fiji Islands without an import licence commits an offence.
(2) A person may, in the prescribed form and accompanied by the prescribed fee, apply to the Commissioner for an import licence.
(3) The Commissioner may waive the payment of a fee for an import licence.
(4) The Commissioner may issue or refuse to issue an import licence to an applicant mentioned in subsection (2).
(5) The holder of an import licence must:
(a) endorse on the licence particulars of every arms or ammunition or parts of ammunition imported under the authority of the licence; and
(b) return the licence to the police officer-in-charge of the police station nearest to where the holder of the licence resides within 3 days from the expiration of the term specified in the import licence.
(6) A person who contravenes subsection (5) commits an offence.

Export Licences

Section 19
(1) A person who exports any arms or ammunition without a licence commits an offence.
(2) A person may, in the prescribed form and accompanied by the prescribed fee, apply to the Minister for an export licence.
(3) The Minister, with the approval of the Cabinet, may grant or refuse an application for an export licence, but no approval my be given unless the arms and ammunition have been in the Fiji Islands for at least 12 months.
(4) An export licence for arms for personal use and the ammunition for such arms does not require the approval of Cabinet.
(5) The Minister may, in writing, delegate to the Commissioner the power to issue an export licence for arms for personal use and ammunition for such arms.

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