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Armenia
Source
: National Report on the Implementation of the PoA, 2008 and 2010 
Date
: 09/05/2011
National Report
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Contact
: Conventional Arms Control Division, Arms Control and International Security Dept, Ministry for Foreign Affairs
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National laws, regulations and administrative procedures:

Law on Arms

 

 
 
 


National Marking Practices:

In accordance with Article 16 of the Law on Arms, every unit of produced arms and weapons must be individually numbered and should be marked on the basis of precedures established by the state agency for standardisation, certification and marking. In accordance with the Government Decision, it is forbidden to sell arms which are do not have an individual number and marking. The circulation of unmarked SALW is strictly prohibited in the Republic of Armenia. If relevant authorities discover unmarked arms in the course of their work, these arms are subject to examination by the appropriate expert units of the Police Department, after which they are destroyed.

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:

The government keeps records of the numbers of combat, civilian and service arms and weapons. The Law on Arms has a section dealing with information on civil and service arms and their bullets, which must be recorded by the State Cadastre. The Cadastre is published on the basis of the list of the models of the civil and service arms. The Cadastre is managed by the Republic's body of standardization and certification on the basis of the rules and procedures defined by the Government of the Republic of Armenia. It is forbidden to sell arms which are not registered with the internal affairs agencies. The government decision of 26 October 1999 requires that legal entities producing arms are required to keep records. State paramilitary agencies in Armenia are obliged to keeep records of all arms placed within their jurisdiction.

 
 
 


Measures taken for undertaking traces and responding to tracing requests
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Operational Informaton Exchange:

Needs and Request for Assistance::

Implementation challenges and opportunities:

One of the elements of cooperation on the regional level could be the establishment of a regional register on SALW.