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Guatemala. 2016 ‘Marking at Import.’ National Report of Guatemala 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), p. 2. New York NY: Permanent Mission of Guatemala to the United Nations. 1 April

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Marking at import

5.10. Does your country require that SALW imported into your country be marked at the time of import? YES

5.10.1. Who is required to mark the SALW?

La Dirección General de Control de Armas y Municiones (DIGECAM) del Ministerio de la Defensa Nacional

5.10.2. What information is included in the marking on import (check relevant boxes)?

a) Country of import: [No response]
b) Year of import: [No response]
c) Other: Marca GUA…

5.10.4. If marked SALW imported into your country do not bear a unique marking when they arrive, does your country require that they be given such a marking? YES

5.10.4.1 Details:

El Artículo 38 de la Ley de Armas y Municiones y el Artículo 49 de su Reglamento, establecen que en el caso de los componentes específicos, tales como los cañones, marcos y cajones de mecanismos que no posean su número de serie, le será estampado uno por la Dirección General de Control de Armas y Municiones (DIGECAM). En cuanto a las armas de fuego, según el Reglamento de la Ley de Armas y Municiones, en el Artículo 52 se establece que cuando un arma de fuego carezca de número de serie de fábrica, la DIGECAM realizará la evaluación técnica para determinar la legítima fabricación de la misma, y de ser así, procederá al marcaje de dicha arma, asignándole un número que la identifique. Todas las armas importadas se marcarán con la leyendo GUA.

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5.10.2. What information is included in the marking on import (check relevant boxes)?

a) Country of import: [No response]
b) Year of import: [No response]
c) Other: the mark GUA…

5.10.4.1 Details:

Article 38 of the Firearm and Ammunition Law and Article 49 of its regulation provide that in case of specific components such as barrels, frames and receivers, which do not have a serial number, one shall be printed by the Directorate General for Control of Arms and Ammunition (DIGECAM). As for firearms, according to the Regulation of the Firearm and Ammunition Law, Article 52 stipulates that when a firearm lacks a manufacture serial number, DIGECAM carries out the technical assessment to determine its legitimate manufacture, and if so, proceeds to the marking of the said firearm, assigning it an identification number. All imported firearms must be marked with GUA.

[SALW = Small Arms and Light Weapons]

ID: Q12421

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