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: National Report on the Implementation of the PoA, 2008 
: 11/07/2008
National Report
: Colonel Sirakoro Sangare, Chairman of the National Commission to Combat the Proliferation of Small Arms
: cnlpal_mlitimbaga2002@yahoo.fr

National laws, regulations and administrative procedures:



National Marking Practices:

The issue of marking is currently under discussion with the arms-manufacturing parties to the Wassenaar Arrangement. At the national level, the National Commission has taken surveys of traditional arms manufacturers with a view to: (1) Better regulating them; (2) Registering identifying markings by manufacturer; (3) Enabling the State to monitor this socio-professional class. When this activity is completed, it will be possible to mark and trace the majority of the traditionally produced weapons in Mali.

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:


Measures taken for undertaking traces and responding to tracing requests

The issue of tracing is closely linked on the one hand to national and subregional registries where all small arms and light weapons and features necessary for tracing must be listed, and on the other to information exchange. ECOWAS initiated activity in these areas through what it terms “national surveys”, and all 15 ECOWAS States are now involved.

Operational Informaton Exchange:

Needs and Request for Assistance::

Implementation challenges and opportunities: