National laws, regulations and administrative procedures:
Ordinance Law No 85:35 of 3 September 1985
National Marking Practices
The national legislation does not require SALW manufacturers to mark the SALW they produce and does not contain any provision relating to standardised identification.
Marking at the time of import:
National legislation does not require that arms must be marked on import (nor on export or transfer).
Marking of SALW in the possession of government
armed and security forces:
Following the donation of 3 marking machines by RECSA, the DRC launched an operation to mark state-owned SALW on 20 February 2010
Measures against the removal or alteration of markings:
The falsification or illicit removal or alteration of markings is not criminalised
Accurate and comprehensive records for all marked SALW
within their territory:
Measures taken for undertaking traces and responding to tracing requests:
Operational Informaton Exchange:
Needs and Request for Assistance:: DRC requests assistance for the marking of all FARDC (armed forces) and PNC (police) weapons and the development of a database of these government stocks (in accordance with Article 6(a) of the Nairobi Protocol).