Buying licensed army equipment.

All tanks and all armoured vehicles as well as some of the trucks and spares thereto are liable to a license procedure by the Czech Ministry of Industry and Trade. The whole procedure should not exceed the duration of 5 week for the EU countries and 10 weeks for non-EU member states.

The procedure requires the client to supply us with one or more of the following documents:

  • IIC International Import Certificate

-this is usually the only and fully sufficient document required.


 1. Import Permit

An ATF  Firearms and Explosives Division Permit is required for any import. The form is to be downloaded here.

The form shall be submitted to the following address:


Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives

244 Needy Road Martinsburg,

WV 25405

Attention: Firearms and Explosives Imports Branch 

 2. Agricultural Inspection.

All goods are sold clear of dirt due to agriculture inspection.

3. Demilitarisation.

No demilitarisation of the armour is required. Gun demilitarisation is required.

4. International Import Certificate

The IIC is required for us to be capable of exporting the goods.  

A U.S. International Import Certificate form can be found here.

For more information please visit the sites of the Bureau of Industry and Security.


Bureau of Industry and Security

U.S. Department of Commerce

14th Street and Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W.

Room 2705

Washington, D.C. 20230

Telephone: (202) 482-4811 or (949) 660-0144

Fax: (202) 219-9182

United Kingdom (IIC no more required)

For U.K. International Import Certificates you might turn to your camber of commerce and ask for an assistance (round GBP 22 including delivery).

General information on UK military material imports if provided here.

Authorities responsible are the BIS and the HMRC.

Reference address:

Export Control Organisation

3rd Floor

1 Victoria Street

London SW1H 0ET

Telephone: 020 7215 4594

Fax: 020 7215 2635


 Import form to be downloaded here. More information on the import can be found here

More information on International Import Certificate in Canada can be found here. IIC forms are supplied online via EXCOL.

An IIC specimen for arms exports to Canada can been downloaded here.  


Trade Controls and Technical Barriers Bureau

Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade

125 Sussex Drive

Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0G2

ATTN: EICS Help Desk

Telephone: (613) 944-1265
Fax: (613) 992-9397


An Australian IIC can be downloaded here. General information on army imports can be found on Defence Export Control Office website.


Defence Export Control Office

Department of Defence

R1-1-A038, Russell Offices

Canberra, ACT 2600

Telephone: 1800 66 10 66

Fax: (02) 6265 4583

Spain (IIC no more required)

More information on importing into Spain can be found here. Spanish International Import Certificate (CERTIFICADO INTERNACIONAL DE IMPORTACION) can be downloaded from here.


Registro General del Ministerio de Economía y Competitividad dirigido a la Subdirección General de Comercio Exterior de Material de Defensa y de Doble Uso

Castellana 162, 28046 Madrid

Telephone: 91 349 24 69 or 91 349 25 87

Italy (IIC no more required)

The Italian IIC (Certificato internazionale d'importazione) can be downloaded from here.

More information to be obtained from the ministry.



Viale Boston, 25 - 00144 Roma,


Direttore di Divisione

Avv. Pietro Maria Paolucci


Telephone: 06 59932439

France (IIC no more required)

Download the French International Import Certificate (Certificat International d'Importation) from here.

More information on defense imports to France can be found here.


Direction générale des Douanes et Droits indirects

Bureau E/2 - Prohibition et protection du consommateur

11 rue des Deux Communes

93558 Montreuil cedex

Telephone. 01 57 53 46 80 or 01 57 53 43 98

Fax : 01 57 53 48 32

No permit necessary for direct transits through France (see here).

Germany (IIC no more required)

General information on German IIC (Internationale Einfuhrbescheinigung) is contained in this leaflet (in German). Alternatively, you might visit BAFA sites. An IIC sample can be found here, for an original, however, refer to BAFA.


Bundesamt für Wirtschaft und Ausfuhrkontrolle (BAFA)

Frankfurter Straße 29 - 35

65760 Eschborn

Telephone: 06196 908-0

Fax: 06196 908-793

Shipping army material through Germany requires a special permit in any case. Please contact us for any assistance necessary.

All domestic import permit agenda is to be dealt with the BMWI.


Referat V B 8 -Kriegswaffenkontrolle-

Bundesministerium für Wirtschaft und Technologie

Villemombler Str. 76

53123 Bonn

Telephone: 0228 996153750

Fax: 0228 996152268


Austria (IIC no more required)

IIC (Internationales Importzertifikat) forms filled in online.

Contact email:

Domestic import permit form to be downloaded here.


A Swiss IIC form is provided here. General information on arms import procedure is given here.


Staatssekretariat für Wirtschaft SECO

Exportkontrollen / Industrieprodukte

Holzikofenweg 36, 3003 Bern

Telephone: +41 (31) 324 84 86

Fax: +41 (31) 324 95 32

Belgium (IIC no more required)

Région wallonne

General information is to be found here


Direction générale Économie Emploi

Direction générale des licences

Chaussée de Louvain, 14 - 5000 Namur

Telephone : 081/64.97.51

Région de Bruxelles-Capitale


Région de Bruxelles-Capitale (RBC)

Direction des Relations extérieures - Cellule licences

Bd du Jardin Botanique, 20 - 1035 Bruxelles

Telephone: : 02/800.37.51

Région Flamande


Vlaams Gewest

Departement internationaal Vlaanderen - Dienst

Controle Wapenhandel

Boudewijnlaan 30, bus 80 - 1000 Brussel

Telephone : 02/553 61 71


Federal Service for Military Technical Co-operation (websites)
115324, Moscow, Ovchinnikovskaya Nab., 18/1
The IIC in English is to be downloaded here

  • Demilitarisation prospectus (usually not demanded)

  • Municipal Authority Permit (Sometimes Demanded in Germany)

If your vehicle is to be shipped through Germany, a transition license has to be issued. The issuance might take a few days. However, no particular document is needed.

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