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Germany. 2010 ‘National Coordination Agency.’ National Report of Germany 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 2.1.1. New York, NY: Permanent Mission of Germany to the United Nations. 22 February

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National Coordination Agency

Germany does not have a single national coordination agency or body. With regard to question 2.1.1,

(i) the Federal Foreign Office is fulfilling the task of coordinating SALW-related foreign policy aspects, including the task as national point of contact; the Federal Foreign Office is chairing regular meetings of representatives from the different ministries with responsibilities for SALW issues, including NGO and industry representatives, to coordinate SALW related policy matters (cf. § 2.1.2 infra);

(ii) the Federal Ministry of the Interior is responsible for the firearms legislation, including the municipal regulation of weapons marking, registration, recordkeeping and sanctioning offenses;

(iii) the Federal Ministry of Defense is responsible for regulating all issues linked to the marking, registration, recordkeeping, and stockpiling of SALW in use with the Federal Armed Forces, and structuring the procurement procedures related to SALW to be used by the Federal Armed Forces;

(iv) the Federal Ministry of Economics and Technology is coordinating export control and brokering issues, and is responsible for legislation concerning war weapons and other military equipment;

(v) the Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development is addressing SALW issues principally implying development aspects.

[SALW = Small Arms and Light Weapons]

ID: Q1689

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