Accurate and comprehensive records for all marked SALW
within their territory:
The government keeps a register of the manufacture of SALW (firearms, firearm components, cartridges and projectiles) for at least 10 years, but the documentation on export licenses granted by the Ministry of Defense is kept permanently. For international transactions, the following information is recorded: the mark, the issuance and expiration date of the appropriate licenses or authorization, the country of export, of import and/or transit, and the final recipient and the description and quantity of the articles. A firearms dealer manufacturing firearms, firearms components, cartridges and specially dangerous projectiles must keep a register containing details of both the weapon and the transferee and must on request present to register to the police as well as convey it to the permit authority when the trade permits for dealing expires or if it is revoked. The register must be conserved for at least 10 years after the last entry made therein.
There is a separate register of firearms which are in the possession of the police.
A firearms dealer manufacturing firearms, firearm components, cartridges and especially dangerous projectiles shall keep a register. The register of the manufacturer shall include
information as follows:
1) the amount, type, mode of operation, calibre, the manufacturer's mark, model or number as
well as the serial number of the manufactured firearms;
2) the amount, type, calibre of the barrel, the manufacturer's mark, model or number as well
as the serial number of the firearm components manufactured if known;
3) the amount, type and calibre of the cartridges and especially dangerous projectiles
4) the amount, type and content of the gas sprays manufactured;
5) the name of the transferee;
6) the time of the transfer; and
7) information concerning the transferee's trade permits for dealing.
A dealer shall on request present the register to the police and convey a record of it to the permit authority on the permit’s expiration or revocation. The register shall be conserved for at least ten years after the last entry.
A dealer is under obligation to employ a person in charge of the firearms’ dealing. This person is responsible for the operations under the Firearms Act and related degrees together with the provisions of the permit. The person in charge by the Police Authority which issues the trade permit for dealing.
Registers, books, storages with storage facilities of dealers are examined by police in the territory falling under their competence. In carrying out the examination the police are entitled to have access to the dealer’s records. This also applies to the facilities in which the firearms with their components, cartridges and especially dangerous projectiles are stored.
In cases involving international transfers, the following information is recorded: the mark, the issuance and expiration date of the appropriate licenses or authorisation, the country of export, the country of import, the transit countries if any, and the final recipient and the description and quantity of the articles.