F.A.I.R. TRADE GROUP

Firearms & Ammunition Import/Export Roundtable

Representing Firearm Ammunition Importers and Exporters Since 1994


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The F.A.I.R. Trade Group works closely with U.S. federal agencies such as the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF), U.S. Customs and Border Protection, and the U.S. Department of State. Our goal is to improve regulations governing the import and export of firearms, ammunition and other military articles. We've been very successful in achieving results on behalf of our industry members, and our results have translated into immediate benefits for the import community in terms of improving efficiency and economic opportunity..

Join F.A.I.R.* to become a part of the only organization devoted exclusively to advocating for the interests of the firearms and ammunition import and export community. Not only will you have unique insight into the regulatory and legal activity pertinent to your business, but you will also be able to participate in shaping federal policy and protect the future of our industry.

Since 1994, we have...

  1. Engaged with Congress to promote and improve legislation that will impact our membership. Notable examples: advocating for the in-transit exemption from the Clinton ban on Chinese imports; supporting appropriations restrictions to prevent ATF from further restricting the definition of the sporting purpose test and also from removing firearms from the curio and relic list.
  2. Advocated for U.S. importer interests before the United Nations in connection with the Arms Trade Treaty (ATT) and the Programme of Action to Prevent, Combat and Eradicate the Illicit Trade in Small Arms and Light Weapons in All Its Aspects (POA).
  3. Successfully petitioned ATF to extend the Form 6 import permit validity period to 2 years.
  4. Represented U.S. importers before the Obama-Biden 2013 task force on gun violence.
  5. Successfully petitioned ATF to extend the term of validity for law enforcement demonstration letters required under the NFA regulations from six months to one year.

With your support, we will continue...

  1. Advocating for restricting the application of the Congressional Notification $1 million threshold amount to only military firearms.
  2. Arguing for the reduction of registration fees for exporters and manufacturers under the International Traffic in Arms Regulations.
  3. Voicing support for ATF rulemaking to make the Form 9 permanent export permit a notification rather than an application. We were the first trade organization to request this change in 2015.
  4. Working with the U.S. Government to transition firearms and ammunition from State Department export controls over to Commerce Department controls.
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EXECUTIVE LEVEL | $5,000/annual

  • Voting Membership
  • Newsletters including topics of concern and in-depth policy analysis on news items that affect the import/export firearms and ammunition industry
  • Regular news alerts on urgent policy
  • Free attendance to webinars and virtual conferences
  • Discounts to in-person events

    ASSOCIATE LEVEL | $2,500/annual

    • Newsletters including topics of concern to the import/export firearms and ammunition industry
    • Regular news alerts on urgent policy
    • Free attendance to webinars and virtual conferences

    SUSTAINING LEVEL | $1,000/annual

    • Newsletters including topics of concern to the import/export firearms and ammunition industry
    • Free attendance to webinars and virtual conferences

    CONTRIBUTING LEVEL | $500/annual

    • Alerts to headlines of concern for the import/export firearms and ammunition industry
    • Free attendance to virtual membership meetings



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