Citation(s) from the literature library

Moldova. 2012 ‘Marking and Record Keeping.’ National Report of Moldova on its Implementation of the 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 Moldova to the United Nations. 27 June

Relevant contents

Section 7: Marking and Record Keeping


18. 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

18.1. Describe the markings that are applied to government held stocks.

The SALW that are in possession of the Government of the Republic of Moldova do not have any additional marking except the marking applied by the manufacturer…


20.1. 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)?

According to existing regulations, all relevant records of SALW belonging to Armed Forces, Police and other state institutions authorized to possess weapons are kept accordingly…

[A]rmed Force of the Republic of Moldova have their own manual on record keeping for weapons, equipment, materials and other supplies at military units of the National Army and Ministry of Defence facilities…

20.2. How long does the government keep such records? Documentary records are kept for five to ten years, depending on the importance of the document (subsidiary or main record).

[SALW = Small Arms and Light Weapons]

ID: Q12993

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