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Costa Rica. 1995 ‘Features of the Licence (Características del Permiso).’ Arms and Explosives Law 7530 of 1995 (Ley de Armas y Explosivos, Ley 7530 de 1995); Article 72. San Jose: Legislative Assembly of Costa Rica. 10 July

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Artículo 72. Características del Permiso

Para fabricar, almacenar, comerciar, importar, exportar y vender armas permitidas, municiones, explosivos, pólvora y materia prima para elaborar los productos regulados por esta Ley, deberá tramitarse, ante la Dirección de Armamento, una solicitud de permiso que indique las características, la cantidad, la procedencia y el modo de distribución y venta de estos. Las manifestaciones contenidas en dicha solicitud tendrán los efectos de una declaración jurada. Asimismo, deberá adjuntarse copia del permiso específico del Ministerio de Salud.

Las aduanas no autorizarán el desalmacenaje correspondiente sin ese permiso …

Cuando el número de armas exceda de cien, se requerirá la autorización del Ministerio de Seguridad…

Queda expresamente prohibida la fabricación de armas prohibidas y de material bélico.

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Translated content:

Article 72. Features of the Licence

To manufacture, store, trade, import, export and sell permitted firearms, ammunitions, explosives, gunpowder and raw materials to manufacture the products covered by this Law, it is necessary to apply for a licence at the Armaments Directorate. The application must contain information about the products' characteristics, amount, origin and how they will be distributed and sold. These statements are equivalent to an affidavit. Also, it is necessary to attach a copy of the specific permit issued by the Ministry of Health.

Customs authorities will not authorise Customs clearance without such licence …

When the application includes more than one hundred arms, it must be authorised by the Ministry of Security …

It is strictly prohibited to manufacture prohibited firearms and military equipment.

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