Citation(s) from the literature library

Flew, Catherine and Angus Urquhart. 2004 ‘Manufacture: Restrictions on Sale/Transfer.’ Strengthening Small Arms controls: An Audit of Small Arms Control Legislation in the Great Lakes Region and the Horn of Africa - Sudan, p. 41. London: Saferworld / SaferAfrica. 1 February

Relevant contents

Manufacture: Restrictions on Sale/Transfer

The Arms, Ammunition and Explosives Act, 1986

Art. 18

No person shall sell, or transfer, to any person, any arms, or dispose of the same, in any of the forms of disposal, save in accordance with the provisions of this Act.

Art. 19

(1) No person shall work in arms trade, or operate a private warehouse for arms, without a permit from the licensing authority.

(2) The holder of a permit shall comply with the conditions shown therein, and by any other conditions, as the licensing authority may prescribe.

(3) No procedure of sale of arms, and no disposal thereof, shall be conducted, save by the owner of the permit, and the place specified therein.


The national legislation broadly conforms to the Bamako Declaration but falls short in a few key areas.

The national legislation contains regulations relating to small arms transfers, which apply to everyone.

However, there are no provisions relating specifically to arms transfers by manufacturers, for example relating to what types of arms a manufacturer may transfer and to whom.

ID: Q5191

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