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Correct declaration expedites toy gun exportation

Keelung Customs calls on toy gun exporters to enclose manufacturer’s specifications, testing reports or other supporting documents while filing declaration, so as to speed up review process. In case the Customs officials may withdraw samples suspicious of lethality for preliminary assessment, it is highly advisable to declare exports correctly with necessary documents to avoid delivery delay or even breaking the law.

Keelung Customs further explains that pursuant to Examination Directions Governing the Customs Clearance of Toy Guns promulgated on Nov. 2, 2017, toy gun exporters should submit evidential documents specifying country of origin, brand, model name, muzzle velocity, muzzle energy, and whether a striker mechanism is mounted. Guns with muzzle energy higher than 20 J/cm2 will be deemed as firearms according to Controlling Guns, Ammunition and Knives Act, and an approval letter from the National Police Agency, Ministry of the Interior will be required for cargo clearance. Exporters who fail to enclose original factory reports should prepare bottle gas ready for lethality tests conducted by Customs examiners, and make declaration as early as possible.

The Customs stresses that gun control is a national-level policy, and civilians without official approval are not allowed to possess firearms. It will reinforce mutual cooperation with the police agencies to fight against illegal activities, and the private sectors are urged to declare goods honestly and correctly in case of breaking laws.

  • Publish Date:2019-05-28
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