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Import Permits for Firearms and Ammunition Extended to Two Years

Friday, February 07, 2014
Sandler, Travis & Rosenberg Trade Report

The Justice Department’s Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives has issued a final rule that, effective April 8, will extend the standard term of import permits for firearms, ammunition and defense articles from one year to two years. The ATF states that this change will result in a substantial cost and time savings for both itself and the industry by allowing importers sufficient time to complete importations of authorized commodities and eliminating the need for importers to submit a new import application (ATF Form 6) if importations are not completed within a one-year period.

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