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Brokering Control


: 10/06/2010
National Report
: Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine, Department of Weapons Control and Military-Technical Cooperation, Military-Technical Cooperation and Export Control Section
: uko@mfa.gov.ua

National laws, regulations and administrative procedures:

Decision No. 1443 of the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine of 22 December 1997 on confirmation of the system governing the importation of firearms into Ukraine by representatives of security services, bodyguards of heads of State and members of official delegations from foreign States; Order No. 594 of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Ukraine of 13 June 2006 on confirmation of the directives on the system for ensuring the security of weapons, ammunition and explosives belonging to enterprises, institutions and organizations, while they are in transit; Order No. 524 of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Ukraine of 24 July 1996 on confirmation of the regulations for the system for distributing firearms on hire to people's deputies of Ukraine and various officials of the administration of the Supreme Council of Ukraine, on the appropriate record-keeping and their security; Order No. 523 of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Ukraine of 24 July 1996 on confirmation of the regulations on the system for the acquisition, distribution, accounting, security and use of firearms, ammunition, special means for personal protection on the part of court workers, members of law-enforcement bodies and persons working in the criminal judicial system; Order No. 314 of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Ukraine of 31 May 1993 on confirmation of the directives on the system for receiving, storing, record-keeping, destruction or disposal of confiscated, voluntarily surrendered or found weapons and ammunition.



National Marking Practices:

The small arms and light weapons that are in Ukraine are marked in accordance with the requirements set in the inter-governmental regulations of the former Soviet Union, and the marking contains the following information: (a) serial number of the weapon; (b) year of manufacture; (c) unique stamp of the manufacturer. The existing marking on weapons generally meets current requirements, except for the absence of a mark that would indicate that a particular small arm or light weapon belongs to Ukraine.

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:

Legislation in Ukraine provides for the introduction of record-keeping covering all small arms and light weapons, in the form of a count of the weapons and a check by registration number, in storage facilities and units of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, Ministry of Internal Affairs bodies and units of the domestic forces. Documentation is maintained on all distributions of weapons and ammunition, and their movements in stores. By Presidential Order of Ukraine No. 609 of 3 June 2004 a departmental data base was established for electronic record-keeping of small arms, based on tracking numbers, which operates within the unified system of the State data base with computerized record-keeping of firearms, based on tracking numbers.


Measures taken for undertaking traces and responding to tracing requests

Operational Informaton Exchange:

Needs and Request for Assistance::

Implementation challenges and opportunities: