Citation(s) from the GunPolicy.org literature library
Latvia. 2016 ‘Record Keeping [Import and Export].’ National Report of Latvia 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. 4. New York NY: Permanent Mission of Latvia to the United Nations. 4 April
Section 3: International Transfers
5.11. Does your country require that exporters and importers of SALW keep records of their activities? YES
5.11.1. What information must be recorded (check relevant boxes)?
a) Quantity of SALW traded: YES
b) Type or model of SALW traded: YES
c) Markings appearing on transferred SALW: YES
d) Transactions: YES
i) Identity of buyer/seller: YES
ii) Country SALW are to be delivered to or purchased from: YES
iii) Date of delivery: YES
e) Other: After a firearm has been registered, information on the firearm and its owner is recorded into the Official Arms Register of the Ministry of Interior. This provision applies to civilian possession of arms both by State agencies and individual persons.
5.11.2. How long must records of transfers be kept? 5 years
[SALW = Small Arms and Light Weapons]