Timeless Technologies would like to bring the following under your attention of steps that has to be taken with the knowledge that we have available until we have clarification on the matter as discussed below.
In order to legally distribute, sell and market ML Munitions items as classified by the Wassenaar Arrangement (thermal rifle scopes) in the Republic, the DCAC (Directorate Conventional Arms Control) requires sufficient documentation and registration to be in place. Timeless Technologies (Pty) LTD, is registered with the DCAC (Directorate Conventional Arms Control) as a dealer of thermal electro-optical equipment.
DCAC Certificate Number: MS 1 – 22 – 002483
Conventional Arms Marketing Permit Number: AMP 2 – 22 – 0005006
According to the Wassenaar Arrangement, some of our products classifies as part Munitions List thus we need to follow the laws set out by the National Conventional Arms Control Act 41 of 2002.
These laws govern the dealing, brokering, marketing and possession of these controlled items set out by the Munitions List.
Therefore, the following certification and permits needs to be adhered to for any business or individual who is in possession of a controlled item on the Munition List:
DCAC Registration certificate
Domestic transfer authorisation
DCAC Registration Certificate:
The registration certificate is required to possess any of the controlled items, render other services related to controlled items including transportation and freight forwarding services.
Certificate must be renewed every three years.
The possession permit is required to enable a person to possess and use controlled items for lawful purposes without the intention to trade such items and may be issued for possession of the controlled items specified therein for business or private collection.
Domestic transfer authorisation:
In the event that the owner wants to change the ownership of the controlled item, a written authorisation from the committee is required. This will enable the owner that is in possession of the controlled item to transfer the controlled item to the new owner within the Republic.
This authorisation is not required if the controlled items is transferred temporarily for the purpose of evaluation, testing, maintenance, repair or upgrade.
In the event that the owner wants to dispose of the controlled item, a written destruction consent is required from the committee.
Please note as we are still investigating all the legal requirements and documents required from the DCAC to establish a more set out guideline for what is expected from the DCAC. We are in direct contact with the committee to establish the clear guidelines. Thus, should any of the above laws and regulations change, we will be in contact with you.
Until we have clear answers, Timeless Technologies will assist you in obtaining your certificate and permits required to purchase / own the certain items.
For any questions, feel free to contact us!