Keep up to date with the latest news from the gun trade world
Airgun Sports Trust launches at The Game Fair
26th to 28th July. Hatfield House
Event - Friday 26th July 2019

The Game Fair 2019 opens today at Hatfield House, Hertfordshire.  Among the many events taking place in the Brownells Gunmakers' Theatre will be the launch of the new Airgun... Read more...

The Oxford Festival of Shooting & Countryside Date Confirmed
The date for the Oxford Festival of Shooting & Countryside has been confirmed as Saturday 7th September 2019
Event - Tuesday 11th June 2019

The Oxford Festival of Shooting & Countryside, organised by the Oxford Gun Company, is set to be held on Saturday 7th September at Jericho Farm, the home of the Oxford Gun Company,... Read more...

Opportunity to exhibit in Japan
DSEi Japan 18-20 November 2019
Event - Friday 31st May 2019

The Department for International Trade and the Security Organisation are inviting UK businesses to participate on the UK Defence and Security Stand at DSEi Japan.  The event, which will... Read more...

Changes to Brazilian Firearm Laws
Brazilian president signs new decree on firearm ownership and international firearm trade.
Legislation - Friday 24th May 2019

On 7 May this year, changes to the laws on firearm acquisition, registration, possession, and movement of firearms and ammunition were published in the Brazilian Official Gazette.... Read more...

New Marketing and Communications Officer
The GTA Welcomes New Marketing and Communications Officer Ben Tolhurst
Information - Monday 20th May 2019

Tewkesbury, May 15, 2019 – The Gun Trade Association announces the appointment of Ben Tolhurst as our new Marketing and Communications Officer.  Ben will be responsible for communicating... Read more...

General Licenses for Wild Bird Species
A letter to the Secretary of State from the GTA
Legislation - Monday 13th May 2019

Dear Secretary of State,GENERAL LICENCESThe Gun Trade Association represents around 600 companies involved in the manufacture, distribution and retail of... Read more...

Wood Pigeon General Licence
Issued by Natural England
Legislation - Tuesday 7th May 2019

Natural England have now issued the Wood Pigeon General Licence (here). Read more...

Situations Vacant
New service on the GTA website
Information - Tuesday 23rd April 2019

The UK Gun Trade is an exciting field of employment and the GTA is working hard to promote careers in our industry.If you are looking to work for one of our members please... Read more...

Mandatory use of EORI Numbers for Import Licences
Update from the Department for International Trade
Legislation - Tuesday 9th April 2019

GTA members who import goods will need to be aware that as a result of a new HMRC policy on the use of EORI numbers, they will have to provide EORI numbers to ILB in order to obtain... Read more...

New Export Opportunities
The GTA promoting the UK Gun Trade in overseas markets
Information - Tuesday 26th March 2019

The GTA is working hard to promote the UK Gun Trade and develop overseas markets for all firearms types. We intend that the Association becomes a key player in putting Members... Read more...

The GTA - Promoting Gun Trade Careers
Success at the British Shooting Show
Event - Wednesday 20th February 2019

GTA Director, Simon West and his team were delighted by the response from potential apprentices, and those looking for a career in the Gun Trade, at last weekend's British Shooting... Read more...

British Shooting Show
Gun Trade careers focus at the NEC
Event - Friday 11th January 2019

The British Shooting Show is almost upon us.  At the NEC in Birmingham 15-17 February is the largest trade and consumer show of its kind in Europe.   It is a wonderful opportunity... Read more...

S'hail International Hunting and Falcons Exhibition
Event - Tuesday 31st July 2018

The GTA was instrumental in assisting three members to exhibit at the S'hail International Hunting and Falcons Exhibition in Qatar during the first week of September.  Read more...