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Brokering Control


: National report on the implementation of PoA, 2010 
: 04/05/2011
National Report

National laws, regulations and administrative procedures:

Firearms Act Section 14 of the Firearms Act provides that no person can withdraw from the customs warehouse or from the police station any firearms unless and until such firearms has been engraved, or otherwise clearly marked with a distinguishing mark or number.



National Marking Practices:

Marking at the time of import:

Marking of SALW in the possession of government armed and security forces:

Each weapon received into the inventory of Government agencies is engraved with a distinguishing mark/number. The weapon type, maker's name and number are recorded in a special register. The name and rank of the person to whom a particular firearm is issued is reocorded along with the date and time of issue and for what purpose and period. The official who uplifts the weapon signs the weapons issue book as reciving the particular weapon.

Measures against the removal or alteration of markings:

Any removal or alteration of marking on small arms and light weapons in possession of the armed forces and State security agencies is strictly prohibited.


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

SALW that are licensed can be traced from the registers that are kept by the police. The police force also maintains an inventory of all firearms. A ballistic test firing is done with the help of bullet catcher equipment, and necessary records are kept. In Guyana, all small arms and light weapons in the possession of the armed forces and State security agencies are duly marked and registered. All weapons purchased are collected, recorded, taken on charge and stored by the Unit that has the responsibility for the holding and of these inventories. Weapons to be used on duty are issued by serial numbers under the appropriate authority. Armstores are physically checked by delegated Officers on a daily, weekly, monthly, and quarterly basis. Audits of issues and receipts are done at least once annually.


Measures taken for undertaking traces and responding to tracing requests

Operational Informaton Exchange:

Needs and Request for Assistance::

Implementation challenges and opportunities: