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Brokering Control


Dominican Republic
: National Report of the Implementation of the UN Programme of Action 
: 02/01/2009
National Report
: 2008
: Secretaría de Estado de Interior y Policía (Dirección de Control de Arma e Intendencia General Control de Armas)
: www.seip.gov.do

National laws, regulations and administrative procedures:

The Dominican Republic is considering the inclusion, in the draft amendment to Law 36 (on the Trade, Use and Possession of Firearms, 1965) of the commitments approved in CIFTA with respect to marking content, methods, durability and recovery.



National Marking Practices:

Marking at the time of import:

Marking of SALW in the possession of government armed and security forces:

Measures against the removal or alteration of markings:

The National Office for Arms Control, through the General Administration for Arms Control, reviews firearms markings and any unmarked or altered weapons are seized and later destroyed. Under Article 43 of Law 36, any person who alters or assists in the alteration of markings is punishable by a penalty of 10-20 years in prison.


Accurate and comprehensive records for all marked SALW within their territory:

All transactions involving a firearm, from its departure from the manufacturer to its arrival with the end-user are duly registered, and the information is made available to legal and other institutions, as well as international bodies. All firearms in civilian possession are registered in a database maintained by the Secretary of State for Internal Affairs and Police, including the licence for Firearms Use and Possession, which is valid for one year from the date of issue. The information in the registers does not expire. The Armed Forces and National Police maintain registers of the firearms in their possession


Measures taken for undertaking traces and responding to tracing requests

A National Police database for ballistic fingerprinting is in the final stages of implementation using the IBISTRAX system, with the aim of registering arms in the Dominican Republic both in the hands of civilians and in official use, to support the State Prosecutor and criminal investigations.

Operational Informaton Exchange:

Needs and Request for Assistance::

Implementation challenges and opportunities: