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Canada. 2011 ‘Authorized Exportation and Importation - Businesses.’ Firearms Act S.C 1995 c.39 (Act current to 25 November 2012 and last amended on 5 April 2012); Sections 43, 44, and 46. Ottawa: Senate and House of Commons of Canada. 5 May

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Authorization for businesses to import or export

43. A business may export or import a firearm, prohibited weapon, restricted weapon, prohibited device, component or part designed exclusively for use in the manufacture of or assembly into an automatic firearm or prohibited ammunition only if the business holds an authorization to export or an authorization to import.

Authorization to export

44. An authorization to export goods described in section 43 may be issued to a business only if the business that applies for such an authorization

(a) in the case of a prohibited firearm or a restricted firearm,1 holds the registration certificate for the firearm;

(b) in the case of a prohibited firearm, prohibited weapon, prohibited device, component or part designed exclusively for use in the manufacture of or assembly into an automatic firearm or prohibited ammunition, identifies it in the prescribed manner and specifies the prescribed purpose for the exportation;

(c) holds a licence authorizing it to possess those goods, except where those goods are to be shipped in transit through Canada by a business that does not carry on business in Canada;

(d) indicates the destination of those goods; and

(e) provides the Registrar with the prescribed information and any other information reasonably required by the Registrar…

Authorization to import

46. An authorization to import goods described in section 43 may be issued to a business only if the business that applies for such an authorization

(a) holds a licence authorizing it to acquire and possess those goods, except where those goods are to be shipped in transit through Canada by a business that does not carry on business in Canada;

(b) identifies those goods in the prescribed manner;

(c) in the case of either a firearm that is not a prohibited firearm or a restricted weapon, specifies the purpose for the importation;

(d) in the case of a prohibited firearm, prohibited weapon, prohibited device, component or part designed exclusively for use in the manufacture of or assembly into an automatic firearm or prohibited ammunition, specifies the prescribed purpose for the importation;

(e) indicates the destination in Canada of those goods; and

(f) provides the Registrar with the prescribed information and any other information reasonably required by the Registrar.

[According to Section 2 of this Act "business" means a person who carries on a business that includes:
(a) the manufacture, assembly, possession, purchase, sale, importation, exportation, display, repair, restoration, maintenance, storage, alteration, pawnbroking, transportation, shipping, distribution or delivery of firearms, prohibited weapons, restricted weapons, prohibited devices or prohibited ammunition,
(b) the possession, purchase or sale of ammunition]

ID: Q4841

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