National Report on the implementation of the PoA, 2010
2005 and 2006
National laws, regulations and administrative procedures:
National Marking Practices
The legislation of Kazakhstan provides that every weapon manufactured must have an individual number. Manufacturers of small arms and light weapons in the Republic of Kazakhstan apply markings to small arms in accordance with the technical requirements for each specific type of item.
Arms are identified by letters and numbers.
Legal persons possessing a licence to trade in arms may not sell in the territory of the Republic of Kazakhstan any weapon without a number or stamp or any cartridge not carrying a type approval mark.
The manufacturing code of each arm consists of letters and numbers identifying the year of manufacture and a three-character serial number.
The symbol of the small-arms manufacturer Metallist is the letter “M” (only on the PP-90).
Marking at the time of import:
Marking of SALW in the possession of government
armed and security forces:
The markings on combat small arms comply with the technical requirements adopted by the Ministry of Defence, with the manufacturing code of the weapon consisting of a predetermined letter index identifying the year of manufacture and a three-character serial number.
No manufacturing code identifying the country of manufacture is applied to combat small arms.
Measures against the removal or alteration of markings:
Accurate and comprehensive records for all marked SALW
within their territory:
Joint instructions of the Ministry of Internal Affairs, the Ministry of Industry and Trade and the Customs Inspection Agency regarding cooperation in the exchange of information regarding imported civilian and service weapons and other goods have been issued.
Measures taken for undertaking traces and responding to tracing requests:
Operational Informaton Exchange:
The Republic of Kazakhstan sends information on national small-arms marking systems used for manufacture and/or import to the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) Conflict Prevention Centre every year.