National laws, regulations and administrative procedures:
Arms and Ammunition Act 2003
National Marking Practices
Fiji does not have a weapons manufacturing industry. However, s.10(6) of the Arms and Ammunition Act 2003 imposes an obligation on the "arms dealer" for the marking of arms and ammunition and other relevant information like the date of sale and the name of the address of the purchase.
Marking at the time of import:
For foreign manufactured small arms, the registration numbers are indentured in three places on the weapon which is unique to each weapon and the place of manufacture.
Marking of SALW in the possession of government
armed and security forces:
Measures against the removal or alteration of markings:
The possessor of unmarked weapons, if found, can be subjected to severe penalties.
All unmarked or inadequately marked SALW are confiscated (Arms and Ammunition Act 2003, s.7).
Accurate and comprehensive records for all marked SALW
within their territory:
All weapons records are kept in a central register by the military and police.
The Commissioner of Police conducts an annual reconciliation exercise between the record of weapons in his possession and the owners of those weapons.
Measures taken for undertaking traces and responding to tracing requests:
Fiji participates in the regional organizations for Police, Customs, Immigration and Lawyers and corroborates with them in tracing illicit weapons.