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 No
Ministry of Foreign Affairs No
Ministry of Interior / Police No
Transfer Control Agency No
Other Yes
2b. The competent national authority/ies for the regulation of imports is/are:
Customs / Ministry of Finance Yes
Ministry of Defence No
Ministry of Economy / Ministry of Business / Ministry of Trade No
Ministry of Foreign Affairs No
Ministry of Interior / Police No
Transfer control agency No
Other Yes
2c. The competent national authority/ies for the regulation of transit/transshipment is/are:
Customs / Ministry of Finance Yes
Ministry of Defence No
Ministry of Economy / Ministry of Business / Ministry of Trade No
Ministry of Foreign Affairs Yes
Ministry of Interior / Police No
Transfer control agency No
Other Yes
2d. The competent national authority/ies for the regulation of brokers and/or brokering activities is/are:
Customs / Ministry of Finance N/A
Ministry of Defence N/A
Ministry of Economy / Ministry of Business / Ministry of Trade N/A
Ministry of Foreign Affairs N/A
Ministry of Interior / Police N/A
Transfer control agency N/A
Other N/A
3a. National control list of conventional arms subject to transfer controls.
If yes, please specify No
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 No
3. National legislation, regulations or policy guidelines include the following] risk assessment criteria
Contribute to or undermine peace and security N/A
Commit or facilitate a serious violation of international humanitarian law to which State is a party N/A
Commit or facilitate a serious violation of international human rights law to which State is a party N/A
Commit or facilitate an act constituting an offence under international conventions or protocols relating to terrorism to which State is a party N/A
Commit or facilitate an act constituting an offence under international conventions or protocols relating to transnational organized crime to which State is a party N/A
Commit or facilitate serious acts of gender-based violence or serious acts of violence against women and children N/A
Risk of diversion N/A
Other N/A
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 No
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
n/a
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 N/A
4. State maintains records of export authorizations
State maintains records of export authorizations? Yes
4a. Records of export authorizations are kept for … years
10 years
4b. Information contained in records of export authorizations includes:
Quantity No information provided
Value No information provided
Model / type No information provided
Importing state No information provided
End-User No information provided
Other (please specify) No information provided
5. State maintains records of actual exports
If yes, please specify No
5a. Records of actual exports are kept for … years
n/a
5b. Information contained in records of actual exports includes:
Quantity N/A
Value N/A
Model / type N/A
Importing state N/A
End-User N/A
Other (please specify) N/A
1. There is an authorization or licensing system to regulate the import of conventional arms
If yes, please specify No
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
RÁMITES RELACIONADOS CON ARMAS DE FUEGO RESUELTOS: 1. Resueltos genéricos: autorización para ejercer las actividades de importación, distribución y comercialización de armas de fuego, municiones, materiales relacionados y artículos defensivos no letales. 2. Resueltos numérico: autorización para la importación de armas de fuego, municiones, materiales relacionados y artículos defensivos no letales. 3. Resuelto de importación de armas de fuego - persona natural (sin fundamento legal actualmente). 4. Resuelto para ejercer la actividad de Instructor de Tiro (sin fundamento legal actualmente). 5. Resuelto para ejercer la actividad de Armero (sin fundamento legal actualmente). 6. Autorización para operar un polígono de tiro cerrado o abierto (la Ley no establece los requisitos). 7. Resuelto para ejercer las actividades de intermediación o corretaje de armas de fuego, municiones y materiales relacionados. 8. Resuelto de ingreso de armas por razones deportivas. 9. Resuelto para participar en eventos deportivos o safaris de caza fuera del territorio nacional (falta que esta figura sea regulada en la Ley). 10. Resuelto para la importación de armas de fuego, municiones, materiales relacionados y artículos defensivos no letales para los estamentos de seguridad del Estado e instituciones del Estado que cuenten con servicios de seguridad institucional. RESUELTO GENÉRICO - REQUISITOS REQUISITOS PARA EJERCER LA ACTIVIDADES DE IMPORTACIÓN, COMERCIALIZACIÓN Y DISTRIBUCIÓN DE ARMAS DE FUEGO, MUNICIONES, MATERIALES RELACIONADOS Y ARTÍCULOS DEFENSIVOS NO LETALES. 1. Poder otorgado por el Representante Legal de la empresa (dirigido al Ministro de Seguridad Pública). 2. Solicitud dirigida al Ministro de Seguridad Pública. 3. Certificación expedida por el Registro Público, original y vigente, en la que conste el nombre y la dirección de los directores, dignatarios, representante legal y agente residente, el tipo de actividad y vigencia de la sociedad. 4. Copia simple del pacto social con presentación de la copia notarial original para el respectivo cotejo (en el pacto se deberá expresar de manera clara la actividad que ejercerá la sociedad, así como también que las acciones que emita la empresa deberán ser únicamente nominativas). 5. Certificación expedida por el tesorero de la sociedad basada en el libro de registro de acciones, en la que conste el nombre de todos los accionistas. 6. Certificación expedida por el auditor de la sociedad, en la que conste el patrimonio de la empresa y el porcentaje de participación de todos los accionistas de la sociedad. 7. Copia de las cédulas de identidad personal de los directores, dignatarios, representante legal, agente residente y accionistas de la sociedad, debidamente autenticada por el Tribunal Electoral (adherir B/. 3.00 en timbres fiscales a c/u). 8. Póliza de seguro que incluya una cobertura de responsabilidad civil no inferior a cuarenta mil balboas (B/. 40,000.00). 9. Certificado de antecedentes penales de los miembros de la junta directiva, los dignatarios, los accionistas y el representante legal de la sociedad. RESUELTO NUMÉRICO - REQUISITOS AUTORIZACIÓN PARA LA IMPORTACIÓN DE ARMAS DE FUEGO, MUNICIONES, MATERIALES RELACIONADOS Y ARTÍCULOS DEFENSIVOS NO LETALES. 1. Poder otorgado por el Representante Legal de la empresa (dirigido al Ministro de Seguridad Pública). 2. Solicitud dirigida al Ministro de Seguridad Pública. En ésta se debe detallar lo siguiente: ? La mercancía que se va a importar (en el caso de las armas de fuego se debe expresar la cantidad, tipo, marca, modelo y calibre). ? El uso que se le dará a la mercancía. ? El nombre y la dirección completa de la casa exportadora. 3. Certificación del Registro Público de la empresa, original y vigente. 4. Copia de la licencia de exportación del país de origen de la mercancía, debidamente apostillada y traducida al español por intérprete público autorizado. 5. Copia del aviso de operaciones de la empresa (vigente). 6. Copia de la cédula de identidad personal del representante legal, debidamente autenticada por el Tribunal Electoral. 7. Copia simple del Resuelto Genérico y sus modificaciones, en caso de existir. 8. Catálogo, panfleto o folleto en idioma español. En los casos que éstos se encuentren redactados en idioma distinto al español, deberán ser traducidos por un intérprete público autorizado. Observación: Cuando la mercancía a importar es para alguna entidad o estamento de seguridad del Estado, se deberá aportar, además de los requisitos antes citados, copia de la orden de compra o del contrato celebrado entre la empresa importadora y la entidad respectiva y la orden de proceder. RESUELTO DE ARMERO – REQUISITOS AUTORIZACIÓN PARA EJECER LA ACTIVIDAD DE ARMERO 1. Poder y solicitud dirigido al Ministro de Seguridad Publica. 2. Hoja de vida del solicitante con foto tamaño carnet. 3. Copia de cedula de identidad personal del solicitante debidamente autenticada por el Tribunal Electoral (adherir B/. 3.00 en timbres fiscales). 4. Certificación del solicitante con indicación que la actividad sólo será ejercida en los lugares permitidos por la Ley, para tales efectos. 5. Tres (3) cartas de referencias de empresas reconocidas por el Ministerio de Seguridad Pública, que certifiquen que el solicitante se dedica a la actividad solicitada.
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 No
4. State maintains records of actual imports
If yes, please specify Yes
4a. Records of actual imports are kept for … years
no information provided
4b. Information contained in records of actual imports includes:
Quantity No information provided
Value No information provided
Model / type No information provided
Exporting state No information provided
End-User No information provided
Other (please specify) No information provided
1. Definition of transit and/or transshipment in national legislation and/or regulations
If yes, please specify No information provided
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
Certificación de Mercancía en Tránsito
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 No
5. State maintains records of transit/transshipment authorizations
If yes, please specify Yes
5a. Records of transit/transshipment authorizations are kept for … years
no information provided
5b. Information contained in records of transit/transshipment authorizations includes:
Quantity No information provided
Value No information provided
Model / type No information provided
Exporting state No information provided
Importing state No information provided
End-User No information provided
Other (please specify) No information provided
1. Definition of broker and/or brokering in national legislation and/or regulations
If yes, please specify ?
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 ?
3a. Information and/or documentation provided to the competent national authority in an application to register as a broker
n/a
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
n/a
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 N/A
5. State maintains a register of brokers
If yes, please specify N/A
5a. Records of registered brokers are kept for … years
n/a
6. State maintains records of brokering licences or authorizations
If yes, please specify N/A
6a. Records of brokering authorizations are kept for … years
n/a
6b. Information contained in records of brokering authorizations includes:
Quantity N/A
Value N/A
Model / type N/A
Exporting state N/A
Importing state N/A
End-User N/A
Other (please specify) N/A
7. Regulation of activities closely associated with brokering
If yes, please specify N/A
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] No
Measures in place aimed at preventing the forgery and misuse of EUCs or other types of end-user documentation [SALW] No
Requirement for end use / end user assurances from an importing State (or industry) Yes
Examination, where appropriate, of parties involved in a transfer No
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 No
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 No information provided
Contract number of order reference and date No information provided
Final destination country No information provided
Description of the end-use of SALW No information provided
Exporter's details (name, address and business name) No information provided
End-user information (name, position, full address, and original signature) No information provided
Information on other parties in the transaction No information provided
Certification by the relevant government authorities of the authenticity of the end-user No information provided
Date of issue No information provided
Other No information provided
3. Measures to Control SALW re-exports:
Re-export of SALW only permitted when there is prior notification No
Re-export of SALW is permitted only when there is prior approval No
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 Yes
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 No information provided
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
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 No
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 No information provided
Regional instrument N/A
National report on arms transfers No
3. Website for more information on national system