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Brokering Control


: National Report on the Implementation of the PoA, 2008 
: 15/07/2008
National Report

National laws, regulations and administrative procedures:

The Cambodian Arms Law, June 2005; the Sub-Decree on conditions and procedures for the control of arms and ammunition used by civilians; the Sub-Decree conditions and procedures for the control of arms and ammunition within the Royal Cambodian Arms Forces, the Cambodian National Police and public institutions.



National Marking Practices:

There are no weapons manufacturers within the jurisdiction of the Royal Government of the Kingdom of Cambodia and hence no measures are taken.

Marking at the time of import:

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

Cambodia is in the process of implementing instruments which deal with the mandatory marking of weapons in the possession of the Cambodian Armed Forces. Currenly, no active marking is in progress on a structural basis due to a lack of technical skills.

Measures against the removal or alteration of markings:


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

The Ministry of National Defence and the Ministry of Interior have a computer-based registration system for weapons, ammunition and explosives is in place. Additional markings on the registered weapons have yet to be implemented.


Measures taken for undertaking traces and responding to tracing requests

Operational Informaton Exchange:

Needs and Request for Assistance::
The Royal Government of the Kingdom of Cambodia is seeking technical support for the marking of arms in possession of the armed forces.

Implementation challenges and opportunities:

As a developing country, Cambodia is facing the challenges of a lack of financial and technical resources to deal with the marking of weapons in a timely manner.