Citation(s) from the literature library

Iootty de Paiva Dias, Carolina. 2003 ‘What is the Legislation on Imports, Exports and Transit Operations in Argentina?.’ National Legislations on Firearm Control in Mercosur; Chapter 2, pp. 43-45. Rio de Janeiro: Viva Rio. 1 June

Relevant contents


What the legislation states?


Law No. 20.429 - National of Firearms and Explosives, articles 11-13 and 24.
The importer must be registered at RENAR and keep detailed records of every operation. The license to import a firearm is valid for one year. RENAR must authorize each operation. Without this permit, according to the law, the importer can't authorize the disembarkation of the goods on Argentine territory.


One resolution released by the RENAR states that one officer from that institution will check the date of validity of the authorization of export, as well as the expiration date of the certificate of the final user. Still according to this resolution, the cargo must be verified by one RENAR officer, one customs officer and one representative of the exporter. There is a registry of exporters and they must keep a chronological record of their operations.


National Law of Arms and Explosives - Law No. 20.429, articles 86 and 111.
RENAR must previously authorize any operation of transport of arms of civilian use or restricted civilian use through the Argentine territory. This authorization must include detailed information about the cargo being transported. Otherwise, the transporting firm will have to be authorized beforehand for the transport of this type of cargo through the legitimate collective user credential.

[RENAR = National Firearms Registry]

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