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: National Report on the Implementation of the PoA, 2010 
: 27/05/2010
National Report
: 2010

National laws, regulations and administrative procedures:



National Marking Practices:

Once weapons have been received, the factory number from the country of origin is verified and military numbers are assigned to the weapons in accordance with records and the sequence thereof.

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:


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

All information relating to licensed weapons, arms traders, illicit arms trading and weapons that have been confiscated is itemized in computer databases and followed up by the Department of Criminal Intelligence within the Public Security Department. That Department also has authority to grant approval for arms permits to individuals and security and protection companies, and to withdraw permits from employees of such companies and permits to import and trade in firearms and ammunition. Arms dealers are required by the regulations to maintain detailed records of the types of weapon in which they deal, the quantity thereof, ammunition and purchasers. Their premises must be fully secured.


Measures taken for undertaking traces and responding to tracing requests

In the case of the loss or theft of any firearm or component thereof that officially belongs to the State or for which a licence has been legally obtained, its description is circulated by the Department of Criminal Intelligence once all the technical details have been entered on computer. The Department also organizes inventories of such weapons, which are sent to the Arab and international liaison office of Interpol for circulation to member States, and receives from those States inventories of lost and stolen weapons, which it circulates.

Operational Informaton Exchange:

Needs and Request for Assistance::

Implementation challenges and opportunities: