Firearms Export to Belgium

Question

We have a client in Belgium that wishes to purchase a 1889 Fn Mauser Rifle from us.
My understanding is that because this rifle is more than 100 years old is is not subject to any restictions in Belgium and is classified as antique
However this rifle is subject to UK Firearms law and as such is included on the DP Arms firearms register, do we require a export licence to export to Belgium to document the removal from the firearms register ?
If this is required how do we obtain the export licence ?
Regards
David

Answer

UK Export licencing issues are handled by the Export Control Office (ECO), which is part of BIS.
ECO can provide advice on your export control query. You can contact the BIS ECO Helpline on 020 7215 4594 or by email on eco.help@bis.gsi.gov.uk

Answer

I had a similar problem with sending antique firearms from the UK to the Netherlands. Having such a weapon was legal in both countries. However, crossing the border required a license. This was 10 years ago, so you should check with UK Border Agency.

Answer

You need to first identify what category the firearm falls under. If it is listed, it will need a licence. Here is a link to the lists:

http://www.bis.gov.uk/assets/biscore/eco/docs/control-lists/12-1014-uk-strategic-export-control-list-consolidated.pdf

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