IMPLEMENTATION LEVEL

National

AFFECTED FLOW

Inflow

ANNOUNCED AS TEMPORARY

No

NON-TRADE-RELATED RATIONALE

No

ELIGIBLE FIRMS

all

JUMBO

No

TARIFF PEAK

No
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Inception date: 08 Apr 2014 | Removal date: open ended
Still in force

Technical barrier to trade

Ina final rule published on February 7, 2014, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco,Firearms, and Explosives (ATF) of the U.S. Department of Justice amended itsregulations to extend the standard term of import permits for firearms,ammunition, and defense articles from one year to two years.
 
This action comesin response to a petition filed on August 10, 2010, by the FireArmsImport-Export Roundtable (FAIR) Trade Group. FAIR is an organization thatrepresents importers and exporters of firearms, ammunition, firearms parts, andaccessories. The petitioner requested the change, and ATF has now determinedthat granting the additional time 'will allow importers sufficient time tocomplete the importation of the authorized commodity' and 'will eliminate theneed for the importer to submit a new import application, ATF Form 6, where theimportation was not completed within the 1-year period.' The change, in ATF'sview, 'will result in a substantial cost and time savings for both the industryand ATF, and will not cause any discernible adverse effects." This rule iseffective April 8, 2014.
 

AFFECTED COUNTRIES

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AFFECTED SECTORS AND PRODUCTS

447 Weapons & ammunition & parts
9301 Military weapons, other than revolvers, pistols and the arms of heading 93.07.
930110 Artillery weapons (for example, guns, howitzers and mortars)
930120 Rocket launchers; flamethrowers; grenade launchers; torpedo tubes and similar projectors
930190 Other
9302 Revolvers and pistols, other than those of heading 93.03 or 93.04.
930200 Revolvers and pistols, other than those of heading 93.03 or 93.04.
9303 Other firearms and similar devices which operate by the firing of an explosive charge (for example, sporting shotguns and rifles, muzzleloading firearms, Very pistols and other devices designed to project only signal flares, pistols and revolvers for fir
930310 Muzzleloading firearms
930320 Other sporting, hunting or targetshooting shotguns, including combination shotgunrifles
930330 Other sporting, hunting or targetshooting rifles
930390 Other
9304 Other arms (for example, spring, air or gas guns and pistols, truncheons), excluding those of heading 93.07.
930400 Other arms (for example, spring, air or gas guns and pistols, truncheons), excluding those of heading 93.07.
9305 Parts and accessories of articles of headings 93.01 to 93.04.
930510 Of revolvers or pistols
930520 Of shotguns or rifles of heading 93.03
930591 Of military weapons of heading 93.01
930599 Other

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