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 No
2a. The competent national authority/ies for the control of exports is/are:
Customs / Ministry of Finance Yes
Ministry of Defence Yes
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
2b. The competent national authority/ies for the regulation of imports is/are:
Customs / Ministry of Finance No
Ministry of Defence Yes
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
2c. The competent national authority/ies for the regulation of transit/transshipment is/are:
Customs / Ministry of Finance Yes
Ministry of Defence Yes
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
Ministry of Home Affairs, Civil Aviation Authority under the Ministry of Communication and Transport
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 No
Transfer control agency No
Other Yes
The National Conventional Arms Control Act will establish a centralized competent authority to regulate the brokering of conventional arms, ammunition, and parts and components.
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 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
4. 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
For an export permit for firearms, a registered dealer must complete form 2 of the Firearms Regulations of the Firearms Act (Application for firearms dealer's export permit). The application form requests the following information be provided by the applicant:
  • name and contact details for the firearms dealer
  • firearms dealer's licence number
  • details of firearms (type, make, caliber, serial number)
  • details of ammunition (quantity and description)
  • if the export is temporary or permanent
  • name and address of the owner of the arms or ammunition
  • precise reason for the export
  • country of ultimate destination
  • port of exit from Zambia
  • name and address of consignee
  • method of transportation
  • details of the import permit or other document authorizing the consignee to import or possess the firearms/ammunition in the ultimate destination
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
Export and import permits for firearms, ammunition, and their parts and components are retained indefinitely
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 Yes
5a. Records of actual exports are kept for … years
6 years
5b. Information contained in records of actual exports includes:
Quantity Yes
Value No information provided
Model / type Yes
Importing state No information provided
End-User No information provided
Other (please specify) Yes
Final destination
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
For an import permit for firearms, a registered firearms dealer must provide the following information:
  • name and contact details for the firearms dealer
  • firearms dealer's licence number
  • details of firearms (quantity and description)
  • details of ammunition (quantity and description)
When importing conventional arms for the armed forces of the Government of the Republic of Zambia, the Ministry of Defence issues and end user certificate, signed by the Permanent Secretary, which is then made available for the competent authority of the exporting State.
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
6 years
4b. Information contained in records of actual imports includes:
Quantity Yes
Value No information provided
Model / type Yes
Exporting state No information provided
End-User No information provided
Other (please specify) Yes
Final destination
1. Definition of transit and/or transshipment in national legislation and/or regulations
If yes, please specify Yes
2. The national system regulates the transit/transshipment of conventional arms
By land Yes
By sea No
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
  • The export permit issued by the competent authority in the exporting state;
  • The import permit issued by the competent authority in the importing state in which the final end user is located;
  • The transit or import permit issued by the competent authority in the transit country(-ies).
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 N/A
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 N/A
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 Yes
Acting as dealers or agents, providing technical assistance, training, storage, maintenance, security
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 information provided
When importing, the State grants the right to the exporting State to conduct a physical check at the point of delivery [SALW] Yes
Other measures Yes
Use of Interpol I-24/7; use of Goods Received Notes (GRN) to confirm that the type and quantity of items declared have been delivered and received by the consignee or end user; control transit and trans-shipment by escort for shipments of military items and also security when vessels transporting such items are constantly secured; use of seals on containers and tracking of shipments en route to their final destination; good stockpile management, security, and record-keeping of conventional arms and ammunition in the national stockpile; regular defence and security meetings at bilateral, regional and other multilateral levels; joint monitoring of borders and border regions
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 Yes
Joint teams involved in securing the location of the diversion attempt; use of regular or ad hoc defence and security meetings at bilateral, regional, and other multilateral levels to address the detected diversion
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
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
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 information provided
ATT-BAP survey No
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 No information provided
National report on arms transfers No
3. Website for more information on national system