All federally licensed manufacturers of firearms and destructive devices (Federal Firearms License types 07 and 10) are required to submit a production report of manufacturing and export activity to ATF by April 1 of each year. The information must be reported using the Annual Firearms Manufacturing and Exportation Report Under 18 U.S.C. Chapter 44, Firearms (ATF Form 5300.11). The report covers activity for the calendar year ended the previous December 31. ATF compiles the submitted data and releases it each January, with a one year delay to comply with the Trade Secrets Act.
Frequently asked questions related to AFMER are available in our Questions and Answers section. Any questions not covered there should be directed to the Federal Firearms Licensing Center Customer Service at 866-662-2750, or emailed to AFMERrequests@atf.gov.