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Poland. 2012 ‘International Transfers.’ National Report of Poland on its Implementation of the United Nations Programme of Action to Prevent, Combat and Eradicate the Illicit Trade in Small Arms and Light Weapons in All Its Aspects (UNPoA); Section 3, pp. 2-4. New York, NY: Permanent Mission of Poland to the United Nations. 28 March

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6. Does your country have laws, regulations or administrative procedures to exercise effective control over the export, import, transit or retransfer of SALW? YES

6.1. List laws, regulations or administrative procedures to exercise effective control over the export, import, transit or retransfer of SALW:

- Law of 29 November 2000 on foreign trade in goods, technologies and services of strategic importance to the security of the State and to maintaining international peace and security
- Ordinance by the Minister of Economy of February 1, 2011 on the list of military goods
- Ordinance by the Council of Ministers of 23 November 2004 specifying a list of countries where items of strategic importance shall not be exported or their export shall be limited
- Ordinance by the Minister of Economy and Labour of 28 September 2004 on the format of individual or global licences for trade in items of strategic importance and the format of import certificates
- List of Customs offices authorised to clear goods of strategic importance
- Annex to the Minister's of Finance's Ordinance of 16 September 2008
- Ordinance by the Minister of Economy and Labour of 22 September 2004 on the procedure of keeping the register of issued individual or global licences and natural or legal persons using general licences
- Ordinance by the Minister of Economy and Labour of 1 October 2004 on the records of trade in items of strategic importance

6.2. Does a person or an entity who transfers SALW require a licence or other form of authorisation to transfer SALW from/into your country? YES

6.5. What kind of documentation does your country require prior to authorising an export of SALW to another country?

a) An end-user certificate (EUC) from the importing country: YES

i) What elements does an end-user certificate in your country contain (check relevant boxes)?

1) Detailed description (type, quantity, characteristics) of the SALW or technology : YES
2) Contract number or order reference and date: [No response]
3) Final destination country: YES
4) Description of the end-use of the SALW: [No response]
5) Exporter's details (name, address and business name): YES
6) End-user information (name, position, full address and original signature): YES
7) Information on other parties involved in the transaction: YES
8) Certification by the relevant government authorities of the authenticity of the end-user: YES
9) Date of issue: YES
10) Other: Assurences of the importer to deliver goods to the end-user - Assurances of the end-user of use only by end-user and for the stated end-use -
Statement confirming that items of strategic importance are not to be transferred to any other customer without prior approval of the tr [sic.]
b) Other types of end-user documentation: International Import Certificate, trade agreement…

6.10. When exporting, does your country require a Delivery Verification Certificate (DVC) to confirm that SALW have reached their intended end-user or intended importer in the importing State? YES…

6.13. Does your country require that SALW imported into your country be marked at the time of import? YES…

6.14. Does your country require that exporters and importers of SALW keep records of their activities? YES

6.14.1. What information must be recorded?

a) Quantity of SALW traded: YES
b) Type or model of SALW traded: YES
c) Markings appearing on transferred SALW: YES
d) Transactions: YES
i) Identity of buyer/seller: YES
ii) Country SALW are to be delivered to or purchased from: YES
iii) Date of delivery: YES

e) Other: Records of items of strategic importance shall include: 1) name and commercial name of items; 2) type, model, and production number of items; 3) weight, quantity and value of items; 4) composition, type, dimensions, grade,
quality, and power unit of items; 5) name of the producer.

6.14.2. How long must records of transfers be kept? 5 years

[SALW = small arms and light weapons]

ID: Q8955

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