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Brazil. 2008 ‘Legislation - Export Controls.’ National Report of Brazil 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) and the International Tracing Instrument, p. 5. New York, NY: Permanent Mission of Brazil to the United Nations. 14 July

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According to Decree No. 3665, all civilian arms export and transit operations can only be conducted by authorized dealers (incl. brokers) and require previous export licensing by the Army. Requests for licenses must be accompanied by one of the following documents: a) import license or equivalent, issued by authorities of the importing State; b) end-user certificate; c) declaration by Brazilian Diplomatic Mission located in the importing State that arms importation is free in that State. Military inspection is mandatory at point-of-entry and exit. Military arms are subject to additional controls under the National Exportation Policy for Military-Use Materials (PNEMEM).

The Brazilian Army is also the only organization legally responsible for the destruction of small arms and light weapons and ammunition, whether surplus, seized or collected. Article 25 of Law 10.826 determines that all small arms and light weapons or ammunition found or seized in illicit situations must be promptly destroyed by the Brazilian Army, immediately after completion of judicial measures that may be needed for criminal investigation purposes. The Law expressly forbids any alternative uses for seized weapons.

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