National laws, regulations and administrative procedures:
Act No. 61-3 of the Republic of Belarus of 13 November 2001 on weapons;
Decision No. 889 of the Council of Ministers of the Republic of Belarus of 1 July 2003 on marking and record-keeping for small arms and lights weapons and ammunition manufactured in the Republic of Belarus.
National Marking Practices
In accordance with the legislation of the Republic of Belarus, all weapons manufactured after 30 June 2001 with the authorization of the Republic of Belarus within the national territory or outside it are marked. Weapons manufactured in the Republic of Belarus must bear conventional markings in the following order:
RB -*-**-***, where:
RB - indicates the country of manufacture of the weapon;
* - indicates the trademark (or service mark) of the manufacturing organization (if there is one);
** - is the individual number of the type of weapon according to the registration system of the manufacturing organization;
*** - is the year of manufacture of the weapon.
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:
Any unmarked or inadequately marked weapons discovered in the course of routine management of current stockpiles are destroyed.
Accurate and comprehensive records for all marked SALW
within their territory:
Operating records of weapons and ammunition are kept in order to control the manufacturing of small arms, light weapons and ammunition and trace their movements during transfers to Belarusian and foreign legal persons. The transfer of small arms and light weapons is strictly accounted for in documents which must indicate the production number and year of manufacture of the type of small arm or light weapon. Strict records are also kept to show the results of all operations carried out. There are special monitoring commissions, whose members include military representatives.
Measures taken for undertaking traces and responding to tracing requests:
Operational Informaton Exchange:
Needs and Request for Assistance::
Implementation challenges and opportunities:
Belarus is bound by the decision of 3 June 2005 of the CIS Council of Heads of State on a strategy for a single system of informative marking of explosives, ammunition and firearms for CIS member States.