Royal Oman Police Directorate General of Inquiries and Criminal Investigations
National laws, regulations and administrative procedures:
National Marking Practices
The marking of small arms and light weapons is an integral part of the manufacturing process. The mark provides the following information:
(1) Place of manufacture;
(2) Name or code of manufacturer;
(3) Batch number;
(4) Serial number of the weapon or its components.
There are no factories in Oman engaged in the manufacture of weapons or ammunition. Consequently, in Oman there are no weapons produced for export.
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:
The information marked on small arms and light weapons during manufacture is recorded in special registers in order to facilitate the monitoring of all weapons.
The quantity, type, serial number and distinguishing marks of each weapon in every military and security service depot are registered and documented.
Establishment of database to keep record of cases of infringements of laws and regulations, and other information on arms smugglers or traders.
Measures taken for undertaking traces and responding to tracing requests:
When a weapon is licensed, the Royal Oman Police places its own mark on the weapon before the owner takes possession. That mark can be used to trace the weapon at all times and should it be used in the commission of a crime.
Operational Informaton Exchange:
Needs and Request for Assistance::
Implementation challenges and opportunities:
Cooperation in respect of the provision of technical assistance to enable States to improve their marking systems, thereby preventing the obliteration or alteration of the features of weapons or any data imprinted thereon.