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Germany. 2010 ‘Export Controls and Brokering Controls - Exemptions.’ National Report of Germany 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 2.6.1.6. New York, NY: Permanent Mission of Germany to the United Nations. 22 February

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Export Controls and Brokering Controls - Exemptions

Circumstances in Which a License is Not Required:

Exemptions from the obligation to obtain a license are provided for in section 19 of the Foreign Trade and Payments Ordinance. Thus, in the cases of exports mentioned in this provision, no license is required. Depending on the value of the transaction concerned, further exemptions may apply.

The list of exemptions set forth in section 19 of the Foreign Trade and Payments Ordinance comprises mainly day-to-day business matters having no major importance for export control issues.

Other exemptions from the obligation to obtain a license are provided for in section 5 of the Foreign Trade and Payments Ordinance in conjunction with part 1 chapter a Nr.0001 Exports Schedule. These apply to hunting weapons with a smoothbore barrel that are not specially constructed for military purposes and/or are not able to fire in an automatic mode or in a semi-automatic mode more than 3 rounds without reloading. Such weapons do generally not require an export licence.

The same applies to the export of rimfire weapons (not fullautomatic) and rimfire ammunition with a caliber .22 and not specially constructed for military purposes.

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