Citation(s) from the literature library

Flew, Catherine and Angus Urquhart. 2004 ‘Import, Export and Transit and Brokering.’ Strengthening Small Arms Controls: An Audit of Small Arms Control Legislation in the Great Lakes Region and the Horn of Africa - Sudan, p. 11. London: Saferworld / SaferAfrica. 1 February

Relevant contents

Import, Export and Transit

The national legislation conforms to most of the provisions of the regional and international agreements:

- Permits from the licensing authority are required for the import, export and transit of small arms and the Act contains a list of those categories of arms that may be imported; the importation of any other type of arms is prohibited.
- The Act lists the quantities of ammunition that arms dealers are permitted to import.
- Records are to be maintained on those small arms imported for the purpose of trading therein.
- There are limited requirements for the information to be included on import licences, however, these fall short of the requirements laid out in the Protocol for the GLR and HoA and UN Firearms Protocol.

Fundamental absences include:

- No requirement for the use of end-user certificates.
- No system or requirement for the marking of small arms at the time of import.
- No requirement for the keeping of records on the export and transit of small arms.


There are no controls over brokering.

[GLR = Great Lakes region; HoA = Horn of Africa]

ID: Q5159

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