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Brokering Control


: National Report on the Implementation of the PoA, 2007 
: 17/07/2008
National Report
: Ministry of the Armed Forces
: mamdel@hotmail.com

National laws, regulations and administrative procedures:

Decree 73-1128 on the manufacture and export of arms and ammunition, 13 December 1973



National Marking Practices:

Senegal is not a SALW manufacturer but marking requirements are laid out in Decree 73-1128. SALW are marked with a number preceded by a serialised letter (e.g. A222). Each arm would have a different numeration.

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:

While there are no SALW manufacturers in Senegal, the legislstion would require registers to be kept permanently and be presented on the request of the administrative authorities.


Measures taken for undertaking traces and responding to tracing requests

SALW can be traced using end-use certificates, the central record of arms in the possession of private individuals, permits for the possession and transport of arms, and the registration and tracking by DSM through the registers and transfer orders of arms pertaining to the security forces. Illicit arms are traced at importation by the custom service, by authorised dealers (at entry and exit) and by the security forces at crime scenes.

Operational Informaton Exchange:

The National Commission shares information with Interpol, the GAINDE customs computer system, the World Customs Organization, CCPAO (Comité des Chefs de Police de l'Afrique de l'Ouest), the network of National Commissions, ECOWAS and the Group Against Money Laundering in West Africa (GIABA).

Needs and Request for Assistance::

Implementation challenges and opportunities: