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• April 17-18, 2018: AFEMS Technical Committee, Rome (Italy)
• June 7-9, 2018: 67th AFEMS Congress, Portoroz (Slovenia)
• October, 2018: AFEMS BOD, Brussels (Belgium)

AFEMS dresses European
Over the years, AFEMS the Association of European Manufacturers of Sporting Ammunition has undergone many evolutions, in order to be more effective in advancing its missions and promoting the voice of the sector. The European soul of the Association and the rapidly changing policy-making scenario confronted AFEMS with the need to pursue incremental adjustments to come ever nearer to the European Union institutions. As part of this change, AFEMS decided to acquire a new look, appointing Gloria Martini as secretary-general... [continue reading]

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What we can do together

In order to safeguard the collective interests of its members, AFEMS undertakes a range of activities. Working with our members, AFEMS aims to:

• gather and exchange information on scientific, technical, institutional, environmental and standardisation issues regarding sporting ammunition and related industries;

• participate in working groups, comprising experts from European industry, to study problems and propose solutions;

• cooperate with the European Commission during Directive preparatory stages, by being able to provide specific information regarding our industry;

• submit papers to the EU Parliament representing our industry's position;

• monitor the work of the Committee of United Nations Working Groups and Experts (Transport of Dangerous Goods);

• co-operate with CEN (European Committee for Standardization) and ISO (International Organization for Standardization) to draft standards to govern our sector;

• establish and maintain working relations with the main European non-governmental organisations safeguarding and developing hunting and sport shooting;

• foster compatibility between the industry's requirements and the expectations of environmental protection bodies;

• promote mutual respect, dialogue and shared goals between the hunting and sport shooting community, decision-making bodies and public at large, to improve quality of life and to maximise economic benefits.