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Brokering Control


: National Report on the Implementation of the PoA, 2010 
: 06/05/2011
National Report
: 2010
: Esther Schindler
: esther.schindler@aaa.llv.li

National laws, regulations and administrative procedures:

Article 25 of the revised Liechtenstein Weaponbs Act which entered into force 1 July 2009 (LGBI. 2008 No. 285)



National Marking Practices:

Manufacturers of firearms or substantial components and accessories thereof are obliged to mark these individually for the purpose of identification and traceability. It has to include the individual numerical or alphabetical marking and the name of the manufacturer.

Marking at the time of import:

Marking of SALW in the possession of government armed and security forces:

Measures against the removal or alteration of markings:

The marking is to be put in a way that can only be modified or removed by mechanical methods.


Accurate and comprehensive records for all marked SALW within their territory:

Records must be kept regarding both the manufacture and the sale of military material. This record-keeping must cover incoming and outgoing consignments and inventories; names and addresses of suppliers, customers and contractual partners; and the dates and objects of the transactions involved. There is no time-limit to this obligation. In addition, records must be kept, for a period of 10 years, of suppliers' invoices; copies of invoices to customers and contractual partners; and, where payment is in cash, receipts signed by customers for the goods. Commercial manufacture of weapons and essential components as well as ammunition requires a general licence. Holders of this licence are obliged to keep records on the manufacture and to provide the authorities, on their request, with such information. Weapons trading permits are issued by the Liechtenstein Government. The trader is required to maintain a list covering his sales of handguns and automatic or semi-automatic weapons. This list must indicate the date of the sale, the exact personal details of the purchaser, and the type and manufacturer's serial number of the weapon. The weapon acquisition permit must also be attached to this list. Record books and copies of weapons acquisition permits are to be kept for a period of 10 years and then handed over to the authorities (police). The Liechtenstein Ordinance on Brokering in Military Material provides for mandatory record-keeping. The records must cover the names and addresses of recipients and contractual partners as well as the dates and objects of business transactions. As part of the record-keeping, it must therefore be possible to produce the following documentation for a period of 10 years: the contracts covering military material brokering and trading in military material and also contracts in respect of transactions involving intangible goods (including know-how) associated with military material.


Measures taken for undertaking traces and responding to tracing requests

Operational Informaton Exchange:

Needs and Request for Assistance::

Implementation challenges and opportunities: