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Japan. 2016 ‘International Transfers.’ National Report of Japan 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. 2-3. New York NY: Permanent Mission of Japan to the United Nations. 10 March

Relevant contents

Section 3: International Transfers

Laws, regulations and administrative procedures

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

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

- Explosives Control Law
- Foreign Exchange and Foreign Trade Law
- Customs Law
- Firearms and Swords Control Law See Chapter 3 of the attachment for detail.

Licensing and authorisation

5.2. 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

5.3. Is it a criminal offence to trade SALW without a licence or authorisation, or to do so in a manner that is in contradiction to the terms of a licence or authorisation, in your country? YES

5.4.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

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: YES
3) Final destination country: YES
4) Description of the end-use of the SALW: YES
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: [No response]
9) Date of issue: YES
10) Other: [No response]…

Marking at import

5.10. Does your country require that SALW imported into your country be marked at the time of import? NO

Record-keeping

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

5.11.1. What information must be recorded (check relevant boxes)?

a) Quantity of SALW traded: YES
b) Type or model of SALW traded: YES
c) Markings appearing on transferred SALW: [No response]
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: [No response]

[SALW = Small Arms and Light Weapons]

ID: Q12101

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