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Croatia. 2016 ‘Marking and Record Keeping.’ National Report of Croatia 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, pp. 5-6. New York NY: Permanent Mission of Croatia to the United Nations. 18 April

Relevant contents

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…


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)?

- (MoD) Owing to the system of inventory and material accounting at the Ministry of Defence of the RoC, the information on the types and quantity of SALW in the system is well known. The organisational units that keep and store SALW stocks keep operational records thereof and possess lists according to types, quantities and serial numbers. The units of the Armed Forces of the RoC also keep records of types, quantities and serial numbers of the SALW they use.

- (Min. of Economy) The Ministry of the Economy is competent for issuing export/import licenses, transfers and the provision of services, and the Annual Report on all issued licenses has to be submitted to the Government of the Republic of Croatia by 30 April of the current year for the previous year. The stated Report contains information on all issued licenses for goods subject to issuance of licenses, thus including SALW, but a special base for SALW does not exist at the Ministry of the Economy.

- (MoI) The Weapons Act prescribes that the Ministry of Interior keeps records on authorised manufacturers of category B and C weapons. Pursuant to the same Act, the category B and C weapons manufacturer is required to keep records on all produced and delivered weapons, and on testing and proof marking of firearms.

16.2. How long does the government keep such records? Indefinitely

[SALW = Small Arms and Light Weapon; RoC = République de Croatie]

ID: Q12624

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