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Brokering Control


: Reply to Note No. DDA/5-2007/IMT 
: 17/07/2008
National Report
: Abdul Halim Osman, Head, International Affairs Branch/Criminal Investigation Department
: abdul_halim_osman@spf.gov.sg

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

Operational Informaton Exchange:

Needs and Request for Assistance::

Implementation challenges and opportunities: