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Lithuania. 2002 ‘National Procedures Applied to Control Over Manufacture.’ National Report of Lithuania 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), p. 3. New York, NY: Permanent Mission of Lithuania to the United Nations. 1 April

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National Procedures Applied to Control Over Manufacture

Pursuant to Article 23 of the Law on Arms and Ammunition Control of the Republic of Lithuania, manufacture of arms within the territory of the Republic of Lithuania can only be authorized after receipt of a license, issued as prescribed by the Government.

On 18 September 1997, the Government of the Republic of Lithuania in its resolution No. 1023, endorsed "Regulations for licensing of manufacture of arms, their parts, ammunition, blasting agents, explosives or pyrotechnic materials". Each license is valid for an indefinite term, it must be re-registered 3 years after the date of issue.

Manufacturer must ensure record keeping for manufactured weapons (required both by the Law and the Government's resolution). For this purpose, a journal of manufactured arms is kept and its data are reported quarterly to the institution supervising manufacture of arms.

The Weaponry Fund of the Republic of Lithuania supervises the adherence to the established requirements in respect of the activities concerned. Moreover, all manufactures are inspected before the license is issued and before it is re-registered.

The license may be revoked in the following cases: the licensee asks in writing to do so, the license fails to be re-registered on due date, the licensee fails to rectify a breach of regulations within the time required, the company terminates its activity as an independent economic entity, misrepresentations transpire in the information submitted to the competent institution responsible for supervision of licensed activities, a license in question has been suspended and the licensee has committed an offence in respect of the licensed activity for a second time during the same year, in cases where the company owner has been prosecuted for deliberate crimes and has not been cleared of crimes or still holds a criminal record or is in prison, or is banned by the ruling of court from engaging himself in the licensed activities concerned.

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