Measures taken for undertaking traces and responding to tracing requests:
Operational Informaton Exchange:
One of the firearm tracing procedures that the Government of Mexico has sought to strengthen is the ongoing exchange of information with the United States Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives on weapons seized in Mexico.
Mexico has kept abreast of standard-setting within the framework of the Organization of American States — specifically, the Consultative Committee established under the Inter-American Convention against the Illicit Manufacturing of and Trafficking in Firearms, Ammunition, Explosives, and Other Related Materials — and of the adoption of model legislation on marking and tracing.
As Secretary Pro Tempore of the Consultative Committee and as an advocate of the Convention, Mexico organized the Second Conference of States Parties, held in Mexico City from 20 to 21 February 2008. The Tlatelolco Commitment, adopted at the Conference, provides for the establishment of a process of consultations to create, in the short term, a system for exchanging information on firearms and ammunition confiscated from organized crime, including the possibility of a hemispheric register or regional, subregional and national registers.
Needs and Request for Assistance::
Implementation challenges and opportunities: