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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 Yes
Ministry of Defence No
Ministry of Economy / Ministry of Business / Ministry of Trade No
Ministry of Foreign Affairs No
Ministry of Interior / Police Yes
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 Yes
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 No
Ministry of Interior / Police Yes
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 No
Ministry of Defence No
Ministry of Economy / Ministry of Business / Ministry of Trade No
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
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 ?
3. National legislation, regulations or policy guidelines include the following] risk assessment criteria
Contribute to or undermine peace and security No
Commit or facilitate a serious violation of international humanitarian law to which State is a party No
Commit or facilitate a serious violation of international human rights law to which State is a party No
Commit or facilitate an act constituting an offence under international conventions or protocols relating to terrorism to which State is a party No
Commit or facilitate an act constituting an offence under international conventions or protocols relating to transnational organized crime to which State is a party No
Commit or facilitate serious acts of gender-based violence or serious acts of violence against women and children No
Risk of diversion Yes
Other No
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 No
1. There is an authorization or licensing system to control the export 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 export conventional arms
The Firearms Act Chapter 16:01 and its Regulations outlines the information required in an application for a “take firearms abroad” permit. The person must be a holder of a Firearms User’s Licence (FUL) and provide the following information: Description of vessel, ship or aircraft; Type, quantity, make, calibre, identification number and any other distinguishing marks of firearms desired to be taken abroad; Type, quantity and calibre of ammunition desired to be taken abroad; Reasons for requiring such a permit; Destination (s)
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 No
4. State maintains records of export authorizations
State maintains records of export authorizations? Yes
4a. Records of export authorizations are kept for … years
No stipulated timeframe. Kept indefinitely for SALW and ammunition; 7 years for other items as a minimum
4b. Information contained in records of export authorizations includes:
Quantity Yes
Value No
Model / type Yes
Importing state Yes
End-User No
Other (please specify) No
5. State maintains records of actual exports
If yes, please specify Yes
5a. Records of actual exports are kept for … years
No stipulated timeframe. Kept indefinitely for SALW and ammunition; 7 years for other items as a minimum
5b. Information contained in records of actual exports includes:
Quantity Yes
Value No
Model / type Yes
Importing state Yes
End-User No
Other (please specify) No
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
The Firearms Act Chapter 16:01 and its Regulations outlines the information required in an application for an import permit of small arms and light weapons and ammunition. Only the State is allowed to import or export the other categories of conventional arms. The person must be a holder of a Firearms User’s Licence (FUL) or a Firearm Dealer’s Licence (FDL) and provide the following information: Firearm(s) Information (Quantity; Barrel Length; Overall Length; Action (Double/ Single); Number of shots; Calibre; Serial Number; Manufacturer; Model; Country of Manufacture); Ammunition Information (Quantity; Calibre; Type of Ammunition; Other Distinguishing Marks; Manufacturer; Country of Manufacture); Exporter Information (Name; Address; Telephone Number; Fax Number); Reasons for requiring Firearm (s) and ammunition to be imported; Final Recipient Information (Name; Address; Resident of (country); Telephone Number; Fax Number); Applicant Information (Name; Resident of (country); Address; Telephone Number; Fax Number)
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 stipulated timeframe
4b. Information contained in records of actual imports includes:
Quantity Yes
Value No
Model / type Yes
Exporting state Yes
End-User No
Other (please specify) Yes
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
no information provided
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 No
5a. Records of transit/transshipment authorizations are kept for … years
n/a
5b. Information contained in records of transit/transshipment 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
1. Definition of broker and/or brokering in national legislation and/or regulations
If yes, please specify No
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
Although, brokering in the strict sense is not an activity that is carried out within Trinidad and Tobago’s jurisdiction; legislation provides for Dealers and their related activities. Section 26 of the Firearms Act (1970) outlines the following activities taken to regulate dealers as follows: (a) a dealer shall provide and keep a register of all transactions and (b) entries into the register must be made within twenty-four (24) hours after the transaction took place. Every licensed dealer shall on demand allow any police officer duly authorised to enter and inspect all stock on hand and further produce their register for inspection
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
Although, brokering in the strict sense is not an activity that is carried out within Trinidad and Tobago’s jurisdiction; legislation provides for Dealers and their related activities. Section 26 of the Firearms Act (1970) outlines the following activities taken to regulate dealers as follows: (a) a dealer shall provide and keep a register of all transactions and (b) entries into the register must be made within twenty-four (24) hours after the transaction took place. Every licensed dealer shall on demand allow any police officer duly authorised to enter and inspect all stock on hand and further produce their register for inspection
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 information provided
5. State maintains a register of brokers
If yes, please specify No information provided
5a. Records of registered brokers are kept for … years
yes
6. State maintains records of brokering licences or authorizations
If yes, please specify No information provided
6a. Records of brokering authorizations are kept for … years
no information provided
6b. Information contained in records of brokering 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
7. Regulation of activities closely associated with brokering
If yes, please specify Yes
Dealers or agents; transprot; storage; maintenance
1. Measures to mitigate the risk of diversion
Establishment of mitigation measures No
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) No
Examination, where appropriate, of parties involved in a transfer No
Requirement, where appropriate, for additional documentation, certificates, assurances for a transfer No
Exchange of relevant information with other States Parties on effective measures to address diversion, as well as on illicit activities and actors No
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 Yes
Contract number of order reference and date No
Final destination country No
Description of the end-use of SALW No
Exporter's details (name, address and business name) No
End-user information (name, position, full address, and original signature) Yes
Information on other parties in the transaction No
Certification by the relevant government authorities of the authenticity of the end-user No
Date of issue No
Other Yes
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 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
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 Yes
3. The national system includes one or more national points of contact to exchange information on ATT implementation
If yes, please specify No information provided
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 No
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 No
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