Alert – Extending the Term of Import Permits (2010R-26P)

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ATF Ruling 02/07/2014 – Extending the Term of Import Permits (2010R-26P): Importation of Arms, Ammunition and Implements of War and Machine Guns, Destructive Devices and Certain Other Firearms

This rule amends the regulations of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF) to extend the standard term of import permits for firearms, ammunition, and defense articles from 1 year to 2 years. The additional time will allow importers sufficient time to complete the importation of the authorized commodity. In addition, it will eliminate the need for the importer to submit a new import application, ATF Form 6, where the importation was not completed within the 1-year period. Extending the term of import permits will result in a substantial cost and time savings for both the industry and ATF, and will not cause any discernible adverse effects. This rulemaking proceeding is included in the Department of Justice’s retrospective review plan developed pursuant to Executive Order 13563, “Improving Regulation and Regulatory Review.”

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