COMMISSION RECOMMENDATION of 17.4.2018 on immediate steps to improve security of export, import and transit measures for firearms, their parts and essential components and ammunition

1. This document is a Commission Recommendation that was referenced in the Communication from the Commission on the “Fourteenth progress report towards an effective and genuine Security Union” under the heading “Improving controls on firearms import and export to prevent illegal firearms trafficking” (EU document 8160/18).

2. The Commission having reviewed the operation and implementation of Regulation (EU) No 258/2012 (“the Regulation”) during 2017 (report 15932/17) has produced this Recommendation (not legally binding) containing ten provisions to improve the security of export, import and transit measures for firearms, their parts and essential components and ammunition. The provisions are designed to achieve a more efficient implementation of the Regulation which lays down rules governing export authorisation, and on import and transit measures for firearms for civilian use only and to improve the traceability and cooperation in the fight against firearms trafficking.

Topic  Justice & Home Affairs 
Department  Home Office 
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C Reference  C(18)2197 

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  1. Document C(2018)2197 - 158 KB - pdf
  2. EM C(2018)2197 - 86 KB - pdf

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