Citation(s) from the GunPolicy.org literature library
Vanuatu. 2016 ‘Marking and Record Keeping.’ National Report of Vanuatu on its Implementation of the United Nations Programme of Action to Prevent, Combat and Eradicate the Illicit Trade in Small Arms and Light Weapons in All Its Aspects (UNPoA); Section 7, p. 5. New York NY: Permanent Mission of Vanuatu to the United Nations. 13 September
Section 7: Marking and Record Keeping
14. Does your country take measures to ensure that all SALW in the possession of government armed and security forces for their own use are duly marked? YES
14.1 Describe the markings that are applied to government-held stocks.
Serial numbers are given for recordings…
16. Does your country have standards and procedures related to keeping of records for all marked SALW in its territory? YES
16.1 What records relating to SALW are kept by the State (e.g. manufacturing, brokering, import and export licences granted, sales to other States, SALW held by State agencies such as the armed forces etc)?
Brokering or Dealers, importations, sales and registration of SALW.
16.2 How long does the government keep such records?
The Government keeps the records as long as the SALW or firearms is still in use.
[SALW = Small Arms and Light Weapon]