Do I need to file an AFMER form even if I didn’t manufacture any firearms last year?

Yes, you must file an Annual Firearms Manufacturers and Export Report (AFMER) form to let ATF know that you had no reportable firearms (enter “0” zero).

A lack of activity is just as important as significant activity because it helps provide an accurate, overall statistical profile of the firearms industry in the United States for a particular period.

Last Reviewed July 16, 2020