On 1 July, the Swiss Federal Council implemented new rules that ban the import of firearms, their components, accessories, ammunition and ammunition components from Russia and Ukraine, in accordance with the War Material Act and the Weapons Act. The prohibition also covers the import of military-related explosives, pyrotechnic devices and propellant power, which were not previously covered by the existing legislation.

The Federal Council states in its press release that these amendments further its “policy of ensuring that Switzerland cannot be misused to circumvent the measures imposed by the European Union”.