4. Proclamation of the Federal Minister for arts and culture, constitutional and media regarding the scope of the Protocol against the illicit manufacturing of firearms, their parts and components and ammunition and trafficking, in addition to the United Nations against the transnational organized crime Convention
Messages of the Secretary-General of the United Nations have their instrument of acceptance to the Protocol against the illicit manufacturing of firearms, their parts and components and ammunition and trafficking following further States its instrument of ratification or accession, and following supranational organisation, in addition to the Convention of the United Nations against transnational organized crime (BGBl. III No. 296/2013, last proclamation of the scope BGBl. III No. 40/2014) deposited :
States or organization:
Date of deposit of the
Instruments of ratification, acceptance or accession:
19 September 2014
11 November 2014
21 March 2014
12 August 2014
On the occasion of the deposit of the instrument of acceptance, the European Union has issued the declaration below:
"Article 17 paragraph 3 of the Protocol against the illicit manufacturing of firearms, their parts and components and ammunition and trafficking provides that the instrument of ratification, acceptance or approval a regional economic integration organisation contains a declaration specifying the matters covered by the Protocol, regarding which the Member States of the Organization, are parties to the Protocol, have powers of organisation.
The European Union has exclusive competence for trade policy. She has also shared responsibility for ensuring the completion of the internal market and the exclusive competence with regard to provisions of the Protocol, which could affect the European Union's common rules or alter their scope. The Union has legislation in particular on combating the illicit manufacturing of and trafficking in firearms accepted, by the norms and procedures in the field of trade policy of the Member States, in particular as regards capturing, marking and making firearms useless, the requirements for licensing systems for export, import and transit, increased control of export offices and mediation activities serve , be regulated.
In regard to the responsibilities conferred on the European Union, the Protocol against the illicit manufacturing of firearms, their parts and components and ammunition and trafficking applies to the territories in which the Treaty on the functioning of the European Union shall apply, in accordance with this agreement.
The scope and the exercise of those powers of the Union are by nature constantly evolving; therefore is the Union, if necessary, paragraph 3 of the Protocol complement this Declaration in accordance with article 17, or change."