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Switzerland. 2008 ‘Authorisation to Provisionally Introduce into Swiss Territory Firearms in Passenger Traffic.’ Ordinance on Arms, Arms Accessories and Ammunitions of 2 July 2008 (Status as on 12 December 2008); Chapter 5 (Section 3). Geneva: Swiss Federal Council / Translation commissioned by the Small Arms Survey, the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies, Geneva. 2 July

Relevant contents

Art. 40. Authorization to provisionally introduce into Swiss territory firearms in passenger traffic. (art. 25a Law on Arms).

1 Whoever wishes to introduce into Swiss territory firearms and corresponding ammunitions from a State bound by one of the Schengen association agreements (Schengen State) must present, in addition to the request as referred to in art. 39, a European Firearm Card.

2 If the authorization is issued, it is indicated on the European Firearm Card. It is valid for one year and gives the right to introduce into Swiss territory, on several occasions, no more than three firearms and corresponding ammunitions.

3 Hunters and shooters do not need an authorization if they can make the reason for the trip plausible, in particular by presenting an invitation to take part in an activity linked to hunting or a sports shooting event and the transported firearms are recorded on the European Firearm Card.

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