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: