Measures taken for undertaking traces and responding to tracing requests:
In 2007, the National Authority for export control of dual-use goods, within the Ministry of Economy and Commerce, started direct negotiations with the US Department of State on the implementation of the “Tracker” system in the Republic of Moldova. This system will facilitate the work of the Interdepartmental Control Commission on Export, Import and Transit of Strategic Goods. It is expected that this software will become fully functional in 2008.
Operational Informaton Exchange:
As for identifying groups and individuals engaged in the illicit trade in small arms and light weapons in all its aspects, the National Central Bureau of INTERPOL of the Republic of Moldova cooperates with the International Criminal Police Organization (INTERPOL) in implementing the following programmes: INTERPOL Firearms Reference Table (IFRT) and the INTERPOL Weapons Electronic Tracing System (IWeTS).
Needs and Request for Assistance::
At present, the Republic of Moldova needs financial support for developing and implementing a programme for a State weapons registry, which would facilitate unified record-keeping for small arms and light weapons.
Implementation challenges and opportunities: