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Czech Republic. 2014 ‘Transport of Firearms and Ammunition by a Dealer Whose Business Consists in Firearms and Ammunition.’ Act on Firearms and Ammunition, as amended; Part One, Title VII (Section 50), pp. 42-45. Prague: Parliament and Ministry of the Interior of the Czech Republic. 1 July

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Section 50: Transport of Firearms and Ammunition by a Dealer Whose Business Consists in Firearms and Ammunition

(1) A dealer whose business consists in firearms of categories A,1 B2 or C3 and ammunition for such firearms may transport such firearms and ammunition for the purpose of their export from the Czech Republic, import to the Czech Republic or transit throughout the Czech Republic merely upon authorisation.

(2) A dealer whose business consists in firearms of categories A, B or C and ammunition for such firearms and whose registered seat or place of business is in the Czech Republic shall be permitted to effect the transport by the relevant police unit upon the application filed electronically through the Central Firearm Register. Such a dealer shall be obliged to submit, along with the application for transport, an authorisation or a licence issued by the Ministry of Industry and Trade if such are issued in accordance with the special legal regulation.

(3) In the case of a dealer with a seat or place of business outside the Czech Republic, transport shall be permitted by the Police Presidium upon the application filed on the prescribed form the specimen of which shall be stipulated by secondary legislation. An application for such transport shall be filed with an embassy or consulate of the Czech Republic or with the Police Presidium; an application may also be filed electronically without using an electronic signature.

(4) A dealer referred to in paragraphs 2 and 3 shall file an application for transport within maximally ten working days prior to the expected date of his/her transport. Such an application shall encompass

a) personal data or data identifying the legal person selling or providing firearms;
b) personal data or data identifying the legal person purchasing, acquiring or possessing firearms and ammunition;
c) the address of the place where firearms or ammunition will be consigned or transported;
d) the type and quantity of firearms of categories A, B or C or ammunition for such firearms to be consigned or transported,
e) the estimated start and end dates of transport throughout the Czech Republic;
f) the expected transport itinerary;
g) the means of transport; and
h) the way of how the transport shall be safeguarded.

(5) If the relevant police unit or the Police Presidium reveals serious deficiencies as regards transport security or threats to life, health, property, public order or security they shall reject an application for transport of firearms or ammunition or they shall adopt a decision on a different transport route; if all conditions specified for safe transport of firearms or ammunition are met the relevant police unit or the Police Presidium shall issue a permit in compliance with paragraph 2. The permit for transport of firearms or ammunition shall accompany the firearms of categories A, B or C or ammunition for such firearms until these reach their destination and must be submitted to relevant authorities upon their request.

(6) The relevant police unit may issue to a dealer whose business consists in firearms and ammunition and whose seat is in the Czech Republic authorisation to effect transportation of firearms and ammunition to a dealer or from a dealer established abroad for a period of not more than three years. If a substantial change occurs or the prescribed transport conditions are gravely or repeatedly violated or if it is required by public order and security the validity of the relevant permit may be suspended or withdrawn upon a reasoned decision.

(7) A dealer referred to in paragraphs 2 and 3 shall be obliged to report to the relevant police unit or the Police Presidium, using the method referred to in paragraphs 2 and 3, data concerning the transport at least 24 hours prior to the date of his/her transport, however by 8 o'clock p.m. of the last working day before the start date at the latest. Such a report shall be submitted on a prescribed form the specimen of which shall be laid down in secondary legislation and the report for transport of firearms or ammunition shall accompany the firearms of categories A, B or C or ammunition for such firearms until these reach their destination and must be submitted to relevant authorities upon their request. The report shall not be submitted by a dealer referred to in paragraphs 2 and 3 who has included all data concerning the specific transport in his/her application for a transport permit. The report shall encompass

a) personal data or data identifying the legal person selling or providing firearms;
b) personal data or data identifying the legal person purchasing, acquiring or possessing firearms and ammunition;
c) the address of the place where firearms or ammunition will be consigned or transported;
d) particulars enabling each firearm of categories A, B or C or ammunition for such firearms to be identified and indication that such firearms and ammunition have been checked in accordance with the Convention on the Reciprocal Recognition of Proofmarks on Small Arms;
e) the estimated start and end dates of transport throughout the Czech Republic;
f) the expected transport itinerary,
g) means of transport and data regarding the carrier including the number of the firearm licence, in the case of a dealer whose business consists in firearms of categories A, B or C and ammunition for such firearms and whose registered seat or place of business is in the territory of the Czech Republic, identification data concerning the means of transport, in particular data enabling localisation of the transport and registration numbers enabling the police to monitor the location on an ongoing basis, and information on how to communicate with transport attendants and the person responsible for transport of firearms of categories A, B or C and ammunition for such firearms in the Czech Republic who can speak Czech or English language at least at the level of A2 in accordance with the Common European Reference Framework for Languages;
h) the way of how the transport shall be safeguarded; and
i) the foregoing consent of the next transit country or the destination country if such a country subjects transport of firearms or ammunition to a condition of the foregoing consent.

(8) With respect to the transfer of more than 100 firearms, more than 200,000 pieces of ammunition or any amount of explosives the means of transport determined for transportation of firearms of categories A, B or C or ammunition for such firearms must be equipped with a device enabling to constantly monitor its movement. The device must be logged in and registered in the system for monitoring the movement for the whole time of transportation.

(9) A dealer referred to in paragraphs 2 and 3 who has been issued a permit to transport firearms and ammunition shall be obliged to secure firearms of categories A, B or C and ammunition for such firearms against abuse, loss or theft. Obligatory requirements for securing firearms of categories A, B or C and ammunition for such firearms during their transportation shall be laid down in secondary legislation. Transportation of firearms and ammunition as a dangerous load under the special legal regulation shall not be prejudiced.

(10) A dealer whose business consists in firearms of categories A, B or C or ammunition for such firearms and whose registered seat or place of business is in the Czech Republic and who has been issued long-term authorisation to effect transportation of firearms and ammunition under paragraph 6 shall, until expiration of such long-term authorisation, merely report every transportation under paragraph 7.

(11) A dealer referred to in paragraphs 2 and 3 shall be obliged to report, without undue delay, to the relevant police unit or the Police Presidium any changes in transportation of firearms of categories A, B or C or ammunition for such firearms.

(12) The police, taking into consideration the data pursuant to paragraphs 4 and 7 or any other collected information, shall monitor transportation firearms of categories A, B or C or ammunition for such firearms and shall provide update on emergency situations to transport drivers and attendants or to the person responsible for transportation of firearms of categories A, B or C or ammunition for such firearms in the Czech Republic if such information is available.

(13) The relevant police unit shall supply a dealer who has been issued authorisation a list of firearms and ammunition for such firearms which may be transferred to individual Member States without their prior agreement

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