Germany announces implementation for electronic reporting of war weapons
On 20th March 2020, Germany’s ‘Bundesamt für Wirtschaft und Ausfuhrkontrolle’ (BAFA) announced that an amendment to the 2nd Implementing Ordinance to the War Weapons Control Act came into force. This amendment creates the legal basis for the electronic book of war weapons (eKWB), which is scheduled to start on 1st April 2020. The War Weapons Control Act (‘Kriegswaffenkontrollgesetz’ or KrWaffKontrG) requires that everyone who deals with war weapons to report the stock and changes in stock to BAFA every six months. Under this amendment reports that were previously made in paper form will be replaced by an electronic reporting process.