EU agrees new firearm trade rules to curb trafficking

EU agrees new firearm trade rules to curb trafficking
EU agrees new firearm trade rules to curb trafficking

Hello and welcome to the details of EU agrees new firearm trade rules to curb trafficking and now with the details

Nevin Al Sukari - Sana'a - The new rules, agreed by lawmakers and the Belgian EU presidency, will replace a patchwork of different national rules, which have made it difficult to trade firearms and establish ownership. — Reuters pic

BRUSSELS, March 14 — The European Union reached provisional agreement today on new rules to make legitimate trade in firearms more transparent in a bid to combat illegal trafficking and keep arms out of the hands of criminals.

The new rules, agreed by lawmakers and the Belgian EU presidency, will replace a patchwork of different national rules, which have made it difficult to trade firearms and establish ownership.

When the European Commission made its original proposal in October 2022, it pointed to data showing that there were some 35 million illicit firearms in the EU, some 56 per cent of all firearms and that 630,000 firearms were listed as stolen or lost.

The new EU regulation is designed to increase traceability.

Advertisement

The bloc will replace mostly paper-based national licensing with an EU-wide electronic system for manufacturers and dealers.

For hunters, exhibitors or those using guns for sport, or for historical re-enactments, EU residents will not need import or export authorisation if they hold a European Firearms Pass.

Imports of semi-finished firearms and components will only be possible for licensed dealers and brokers.

Advertisement

All imported guns and essential components would need to be marked to limit the availability of unmarked home-made “ghost guns”.

The new rules, which will still have to be formally approved by EU governments and the European Parliament, do not relate to the export of firearms for military purposes to Ukraine. — Reuters

These were the details of the news EU agrees new firearm trade rules to curb trafficking for this day. We hope that we have succeeded by giving you the full details and information. To follow all our news, you can subscribe to the alerts system or to one of our different systems to provide you with all that is new.

It is also worth noting that the original news has been published and is available at Malay Mail and the editorial team at AlKhaleej Today has confirmed it and it has been modified, and it may have been completely transferred or quoted from it and you can read and follow this news from its main source.

PREV US vetoes Palestinian attempt to gain statehood at the United Nations
NEXT Barrage of Russian attacks aims to cut Ukraine's lights

Author Information

I am Joshua Kelly and I focus on breaking news stories and ensuring we (“Al-KhaleejToday.NET”) offer timely reporting on some of the most recent stories released through market wires about “Services” sector. I have formerly spent over 3 years as a trader in U.S. Stock Market and is now semi-stepped down. I work on a full time basis for Al-KhaleejToday.NET specializing in quicker moving active shares with a short term view on investment opportunities and trends. Address: 838 Emily Drive Hampton, SC 29924, USA Phone: (+1) 803-887-5567 Email: [email protected]