National laws, regulations and administrative procedures:
Arms and Explosives Act, Section 7 Cap. 13: "The Licensing Officer shall cause an indelible distinguishing mark to be placed on every arm for which he issues a possession licence and which is not already indelibly marked with some sufficiently distinguishing mark or number"
National Marking Practices
All firearms are to be marked with an indelible marking. These markings serve as a form of identification for both tracking and accountability purposes.
Marking at the time of import:
Marking of SALW in the possession of government
armed and security forces:
SALW owned by the Singapore Ministry of Defence are engraved with a unique serial number and the name of the manufacturer. Most SALW are also engraved with the country of origin.
Measures against the removal or alteration of markings:
Accurate and comprehensive records for all marked SALW
within their territory:
Serial numbers of SALW are recorded for accounting and the weapons are tracked until disposal.
Measures taken for undertaking traces and responding to tracing requests: