Citation(s) from the GunPolicy.org literature library
Sweden. 2016 ‘Marking and Record Keeping.’ National Report of Sweden 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. 6. New York NY: Permanent Mission of Sweden to the United Nations. 31 March
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)?
The Swedish Armed Forces holds a central register for all SALW in its possession. It is possible to ascertain the year and country of manufacture through verifying the records kept by the Armed Forces on SALW procurement. The Swedish Armed Forces and its intelligence and security service closely monitor any potential loss of SALW using a database, which includes the national registration number, name, unit, place of delivery and latest location with regard to weapons systems procured by the Armed Forces.
16.2. How long does the government keep such records?
The records, within the Swedish Armed Forces, are in principle kept indefinitely…
[SALW = Small Arms and Light Weapons]