1a. Legislation, regulations, or administrative procedures provide for control over exports of conventional arms, including SALW and ammunition?
If yes, List laws, regulations, or administrative procedures Yes
1b. Legislation, regulations, or administrative procedures provide for measures to regulate imports of conventional arms, including SALW and ammunition?
If yes, List laws, regulations, or administrative procedures Yes
1c. Legislation, regulations, or administrative procedures provide for measures to regulate transit/transshipment of conventional arms including SALW and ammunition?
If yes, list laws, regulations, or administrative procedures Yes
1d. Legislation, regulations, or administrative procedures provide for measures to regulate brokers/brokering of conventional arms, including SALW and ammunition?
If yes, List laws, regulations, or administrative procedures Yes
2a. The competent national authority/ies for the control of exports is/are:
Customs / Ministry of Finance No
Ministry of Defence No
Ministry of Economy / Ministry of Business / Ministry of Trade Yes
Ministry of Foreign Affairs No
Ministry of Interior / Police No
Transfer Control Agency No
Other No
2b. The competent national authority/ies for the regulation of imports is/are:
Customs / Ministry of Finance No
Ministry of Defence No
Ministry of Economy / Ministry of Business / Ministry of Trade Yes
Ministry of Foreign Affairs No
Ministry of Interior / Police Yes
Transfer control agency No
Other No
2c. The competent national authority/ies for the regulation of transit/transshipment is/are:
Customs / Ministry of Finance No
Ministry of Defence Yes
Ministry of Economy / Ministry of Business / Ministry of Trade Yes
Ministry of Foreign Affairs No
Ministry of Interior / Police Yes
Transfer control agency No
Other No
2d. The competent national authority/ies for the regulation of brokers and/or brokering activities is/are:
Customs / Ministry of Finance No
Ministry of Defence No
Ministry of Economy / Ministry of Business / Ministry of Trade Yes
Ministry of Foreign Affairs No
Ministry of Interior / Police Yes
Transfer control agency No
Other No
3a. National control list of conventional arms subject to transfer controls.
If yes, please specify Yes
https://www.e-tar.lt/portal/lt/legalAct/9c857080c71c11e4bac9d73c75fc910a
1. A transfer is prohibited if it would violate obligations under measures adopted by the United Nations Security Council acting under Chapter VII, in particular arms embargoes
If yes, please specify Yes
2. A risk assessment is conducted before issuing an export authorization
If yes, please specify Yes
3. National legislation, regulations or policy guidelines include the following] risk assessment criteria
Contribute to or undermine peace and security Yes
Commit or facilitate a serious violation of international humanitarian law to which State is a party Yes
Commit or facilitate a serious violation of international human rights law to which State is a party Yes
Commit or facilitate an act constituting an offence under international conventions or protocols relating to terrorism to which State is a party Yes
Commit or facilitate an act constituting an offence under international conventions or protocols relating to transnational organized crime to which State is a party Yes
Commit or facilitate serious acts of gender-based violence or serious acts of violence against women and children Yes
Risk of diversion Yes
Other Yes
5. Risk mitigation measures that could be undertaken to mitigate identified risks
If yes, use free text box for types of risk mitigation measures utilized Yes
1. There is an authorization or licensing system to control the export of conventional arms
If yes, please specify
2. Information and/or documentation provided to the competent national authority in an application for a licence or other form of authorization to export conventional arms
yes
3. The national control system permits exports of conventional arms (a) without a licence or authorization or (b) under simplified procedures under certain circumstances
If yes, please specify Yes
4. State maintains records of export authorizations
State maintains records of export authorizations? Yes
4a. Records of export authorizations are kept for … years
20 years
4b. Information contained in records of export authorizations includes:
Quantity Yes
Value Yes
Model / type Yes
Importing state Yes
End-User Yes
Other (please specify) Yes
5. State maintains records of actual exports
If yes, please specify Yes
5a. Records of actual exports are kept for … years
Records related to exports/imports/transit of firearms and ammunition must be kept for 20 years, for strategic goods – the Law on Strategic goods sets out the minimum term of 10 years. Art. 13 of the Law on Control of strategic goods is dedicated to record keeping: http://www3.lrs.lt/pls/inter3/dokpaieska.showdoc_l?p_id=451914The indicated link with the English version of the Law does not contain the latest amendments of Law related to the ratification of the ATT which inter alia include the change of the minimum term of record keeping, i.e. instead of 5 years the new term is at least 10 years
5b. Information contained in records of actual exports includes:
Quantity Yes
Value Yes
Model / type Yes
Importing state Yes
End-User Yes
Other (please specify) Yes
1. There is an authorization or licensing system to regulate the import of conventional arms
If yes, please specify Yes
2. Information and/or documentation provided to the competent national authority in an application for a licence or other form of authorization to import conventional arms
There is a form of application confirmed by the Minister of Economy which includes gaps to be filled by the applicant such as representative; applicant; importer; recipient, exporter; end-user; military equipment (short description, model, type or other equipment identification data (where applicable), codes of the Combined Nomenclature adopted by Council Regulation (EEC) No 2658/87 of 23 July 1987 on the tariff and statistical nomenclature and on the Common Customs Tariff (OJ 2004 Special Edition, Ch. 2, Vol. 2, p. 357) with subsequent amendments; sequential numbers of military equipment on the Common Military List, its quantity and value; Republic of Lithuania customs posts through which military equipment may be imported, rout of imported equipment and exact address of final destination; aim of imports, obligations of the importer as well as additional requirements it must fulfill (if applicable). Documents to be submitted together with the application are indicated in the Paragraphs 14 and 15 of the Government Resolution No 932: https://e-seimas.lrs.lt/portal/legalAct/lt/TAD/TAIS.446708?jfwid=rsika027r and include a contract or other documents attesting to the sale and purchase of military equipment or copies of the said documents certified in accordance with the legislation; information on the end-user and end-use of military equipment (should be submitted in writing).
3. The national control system permits imports of conventional arms (a) without a licence or authorization or (b) under simplified procedures under certain circumstances
If yes, please specify Yes
4. State maintains records of actual imports
If yes, please specify Yes
4a. Records of actual imports are kept for … years
Records related to exports/imports/transit of firearms and ammunition must be kept for 20 years, for strategic goods – the Law on Strategic goods sets out the minimum term of 10 years. Art. 13 of the Law on Control of strategic goods is dedicated to record keeping: http://www3.lrs.lt/pls/inter3/dokpaieska.showdoc_l?p_id=451914The indicated link with the English version of the Law does not contain the latest amendments of Law related to the ratification of the ATT which inter alia include the change of the minimum term of record keeping, i.e. instead of 5 years the new term is at least 10 years
4b. Information contained in records of actual imports includes:
Quantity Yes
Value Yes
Model / type Yes
Exporting state Yes
End-User No information provided
Other (please specify) No
1. Definition of transit and/or transshipment in national legislation and/or regulations
If yes, please specify Yes
Transit of military equipment is defined in the Law of the Republic of Lithuania on the Control of Strategic Goods as a transport of military equipment entering from the territory of a third country and passing through the territory of the Republic of Lithuania to the territory of another third country. Thus passage of military equipment from EU member state to another EU member state is not considered as transit. Transit also covers the notion of transshipment and thus there is neither separate definition nor different form of license for trans-shipment.
2. The national system regulates the transit/transshipment of conventional arms
By land Yes
By sea Yes
By air Yes
3. Information and/or documentation provided to the competent national authority in an application for a licence or other form of authorization to transit/transship conventional arms
There is a form of application confirmed by the Minister of Economy which includes gaps to be filled by the applicant such as carrier, representative; recipient, exporter; importer; end-user; military equipment (short description, model, type or other equipment identification data (where applicable), codes of the Combined Nomenclature adopted by Council Regulation (EEC) No 2658/87 of 23 July 1987 on the tariff and statistical nomenclature and on the Common Customs Tariff (OJ 2004 Special Edition, Ch. 2, Vol. 2, p. 357) as last amended by Commission Regulation (EU) No 1006/2011 of 24 September 2011 (OJ 2011 L 282, p. 1) (hereinafter referred to as ‘CN codes’), sequential numbers of military equipment on the Common Military List, its quantity and value; mode of transport, route, Name of customs points of Lithuania through which the military equipment will enter and leave the territory of Lithuania, obligations of the applicant. Documents to be submitted together with the application are indicated in the Paragraphs 14 and 15 of the Government Resolution No 932: https://eseimas.lrs.lt/portal/legalAct/lt/TAD/TAIS.446708?jfwid=rsika027r and include a copy of the export licence issued by a competent authority in the exporting country.
4. The national control system permits transit/transshipment of conventional arms (a) without a licence or authorization or (b) under simplified procedures under certain circumstances
If yes, please specify Yes
5. State maintains records of transit/transshipment authorizations
If yes, please specify Yes
5a. Records of transit/transshipment authorizations are kept for … years
Records related to exports/imports/transit of firearms and ammunition must be kept for 20 years, for strategic goods – the Law on Strategic goods sets out the minimum term of 10 years. Art. 13 of the Law on Control of strategic goods is dedicated to record keeping: http://www3.lrs.lt/pls/inter3/dokpaieska.showdoc_l?p_id=451914The indicated link with the English version of the Law does not contain the latest amendments of Law related to the ratification of the ATT which inter alia include the change of the minimum term of record keeping, i.e. instead of 5 years the new term is at least 10 years
5b. Information contained in records of transit/transshipment authorizations includes:
Quantity Yes
Value Yes
Model / type Yes
Exporting state Yes
Importing state Yes
End-User Yes
Other (please specify) No
1. Definition of broker and/or brokering in national legislation and/or regulations
If yes, please specify Yes
2. The national system regulates brokers and/or brokering activities
Registration of brokers only N/A
Authorization to conduct brokering only N/A
Two-stage process of registration of brokering and authorization for brokering Yes
3a. Information and/or documentation provided to the competent national authority in an application to register as a broker
no information provided
3b. Information and/or documentation provided to the competent national authority in an application for a licence or another form of authorization to conduct brokering
There is a form of application confirmed by the Minister of Economy which includes gaps to be filled by the applicant such as broker, representative; recipient, exporter/seller; importer/buyer; end-user; military equipment (short description, model, type or other equipment identification data (where applicable), codes of the Combined Nomenclature adopted by Council Regulation (EEC) No 2658/87 of 23 July 1987 on the tariff and statistical nomenclature and on the Common Customs Tariff (OJ 2004 Special Edition, Ch. 2, Vol. 2, p. 357) as last amended by Commission Regulation (EU) No 1006/2011 of 24 September 2011 (OJ 2011 L 282, p. 1) (hereinafter referred to as ‘CN codes’), sequential numbers of military equipment on the Common Military List, its quantity and value; obligations of the applicant. Documents to be submitted together with the application are indicated in the Paragraphs 14 and 15 of the Government Resolution No 932: https://eseimas.lrs.lt/portal/legalAct/lt/TAD/TAIS.446708?jfwid=rsika027r and include documents attesting to ongoing negotiations, preparation of a contract or implementation of a transaction; the broker’s registration certificate or its copy certified in accordance with the legislation when, in compliance with the Law on Weapons and Ammunition Control of the Republic of Lithuania, the broker must register with the Police Department under the Ministry of the Interior of the Republic of Lithuania; a copy of the licence to export military equipment issued by the exporting country’s competent authority (if applicable and if already issued).
4. The national control system permits brokering of conventional arms (a) without a licence or authorization or (b) under simplified procedures under certain circumstances
If yes, please specify No
5. State maintains a register of brokers
If yes, please specify No information provided
5a. Records of registered brokers are kept for … years
no information provided
6. State maintains records of brokering licences or authorizations
If yes, please specify Yes
6a. Records of brokering authorizations are kept for … years
Records related to exports/imports/transit of firearms and ammunition must be kept for 20 years, for strategic goods – the Law on Strategic goods sets out the minimum term of 10 years. Art. 13 of the Law on Control of strategic goods is dedicated to record keeping: http://www3.lrs.lt/pls/inter3/dokpaieska.showdoc_l?p_id=451914The indicated link with the English version of the Law does not contain the latest amendments of Law related to the ratification of the ATT which inter alia include the change of the minimum term of record keeping, i.e. instead of 5 years the new term is at least 10 years
6b. Information contained in records of brokering authorizations includes:
Quantity Yes
Value Yes
Model / type Yes
Exporting state Yes
Importing state Yes
End-User Yes
Other (please specify) No
7. Regulation of activities closely associated with brokering
If yes, please specify Yes
Acting as dealers or agents; transport; storage; and maintenance.
1. Measures to mitigate the risk of diversion
Establishment of mitigation measures Yes
Provision, upon request, of end use / end user documentation to the exporting State Yes
Measures in place to verify or seek to authenticate EUCS or other types of end-user documentation [SALW] Yes
Measures in place aimed at preventing the forgery and misuse of EUCs or other types of end-user documentation [SALW] Yes
Requirement for end use / end user assurances from an importing State (or industry) Yes
Examination, where appropriate, of parties involved in a transfer Yes
Requirement, where appropriate, for additional documentation, certificates, assurances for a transfer Yes
Exchange of relevant information with other States Parties on effective measures to address diversion, as well as on illicit activities and actors Yes
Reporting to an international or regional body on measures taken to address diversion of transferred conventional arms Yes
When exporting, State requires a Delivery Verification Certificate (DV) to confirm that SALW have reached their intended end-user or intended importer in the importing State [SALW] No
When importing, the State grants the right to the exporting State to conduct a physical check at the point of delivery [SALW] No
Other measures Yes
2. Information contained in end user documentation (e.g. EUC)
Detailed description of the SALW or technology Yes
Contract number of order reference and date Yes
Final destination country Yes
Description of the end-use of SALW Yes
Exporter's details (name, address and business name) Yes
End-user information (name, position, full address, and original signature) Yes
Information on other parties in the transaction Yes
Certification by the relevant government authorities of the authenticity of the end-user Yes
Date of issue Yes
Other No
3. Measures to Control SALW re-exports:
Re-export of SALW only permitted when there is prior notification No information provided
Re-export of SALW is permitted only when there is prior approval No information provided
4. State takes appropriate measures when a diversion has been identified
Alert potentially affected States Yes
Investigative and law enforcement measures at the national level Yes
Use international tracing mechanisms to identify points of diversion Yes
Other measures No
1. State takes measures to enforce national laws and regulations
State takes measures to enforce national laws and regulations Yes
2. Criminal offence to trade conventional arms without a licence or authorisation, or to do so in a manner that is in contradiction to the terms of a licence or authorisation
Criminal offence to trade conventional arms without a licence or authorisation, or to do so in a manner that is in contradiction to the terms of a licence or authorisation Yes
1. The national system includes one or more national points of contact designated to act as a liaison on matters relating to the implementation of the UN Programme of Action on Small Arms (PoA)
If yes, please specify Yes
Name : Arms Control and Terrorism Prevention Division, Transatlantic Cooperation and Security Policy DepartmentOrganization or agency : Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of LithuaniaAddress : J. Tumo­Vaižganto g. 2, LT­01511 Vilnius, LithuniaTelephone number(s) : +370 706 5 2520Email : tbspd@urm.lt
2. The national system includes one or more national points of contact designated to act as a liaison on matters relating to the United Nations Register of Conventional Arms
If yes, please specify No information provided
3. The national system includes one or more national points of contact to exchange information on ATT implementation
If yes, please specify Yes
The official appointment via Government resolution is under consideration. Ministry of Foreign Affairs shall be appointed as institution for information exchange as regards the implementation of the ATT (Tick box from intial report; info from ATT-BAP Suvey)
1. The state makes information publicly available on the national system to control/regulate international arms transfers and address diversion
National report on implementation of the PoA Yes
ATT initial report Yes
1540 matrix Yes
National report on the national system to control/regulate international arms transfers and address diversion No
ATT-BAP survey Yes
2. The state makes information publicly available on arms imports and exports
UN Register of Conventional Arms Yes
UN Register of Conventional Arms - SALW Yes
ATT annual report Yes
Arms transfers reported to Comtrade Yes
Regional instrument Yes
National report on arms transfers No
3. Website for more information on national system