Citation(s) from the GunPolicy.org literature library
Samoa. 2016 ‘Marking at Import.’ National Report of Samoa 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 3, p. 8. New York NY: Permanent Mission of Samoa to the United Nations. 17 March
Section 3: International Transfers
Marking at Import
6.13 Does your country require that SALW imported into your country be marked at the time of import? YES
6.13.1 Who is required to mark the SALW?
Ministry of Police
6.13.2 What information is included in the marking on import (check relevant boxes)?
a) Country of import: YES
b) Year of import: YES
c) Other: Serial number, make and model: YES
6.13.3 Are there exceptions to the requirement to mark imported SALW? YES
Exceptions are for firearms that are imported on temporary basis for e.g firearms for peace keeping and sporting
6.13.4 If marked SALW imported into your country do not bear a a unique marking when they arrive, does your country require that they be given such a marking? YES
A registration number will be given to marked SALW imported without unique marking.
[SALW = Small Arms and Light Weapons]