National Report on the Implementation of the PoA, 2008
National laws, regulations and administrative procedures:
With regard to administrative procedures, the Ministry of the Interior and Justice has submitted to the plenary of the Legislative Assembly a bill that would introduce new regulations on the control of weapons, munitions and explosives in the Republic of Panama.
National Marking Practices
Since there are no arms manufacturers in the Republic of Panama, no measures have been developed in this regard.
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:
The Policía Técnica Judicial is equipped to remark firearms whose markings have been erased.
Accurate and comprehensive records for all marked SALW
within their territory:
Measures have been put in place to ensure that accurate and comprehensive records are established for small arms and light weapons.
Measures taken for undertaking traces and responding to tracing requests:
Operational Informaton Exchange:
Needs and Request for Assistance:: One of the challenges and assistance needs facing Panama in its efforts to implement the International Tracing Instrument concerns the expansion of the firearms register with regard to marking and re-marking.