Citation(s) from the literature library

Alpers, Philip and Conor Twyford. 2003 ‘Gun Control by Import Tariff.’ Small Arms in the Pacific; Occasional Paper No. 8, p. 69. Geneva: Small Arms Survey, the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies, Geneva. 31 March

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Gun Control by Import Tariff

As a deterrent to firearm proliferation, both Vanuatu and American Samoa impose high customs import duties on guns and ammunition (250 per cent and 150 per cent of landed value respectively) (Vanuatu, 1998, sec. xix, ch. 93).

In the case of Vanuatu, this recently became an international trade issue when the US made the abandonment of this 'barrier to trade' a condition of Vanuatu's accession to the World Trade Organization (WTO).


Vanuatu. 1998. Import Duties (Consolidation Amendment), No.8.

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