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Portugal. 2014 ‘Stockpile Management.’ National Report of Portugal 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 5, pp. 5-6. New York NY: Permanent Mission of Portugal to the United Nations. 1 January
Section 5: Stockpile Management
Laws, regulations and administrative procedures
10. Does your country have standards and procedures relating to the management and security of SALW held by the armed forces, police or any other entity authorised to hold SALW? YES
10.1. If so, which of the following provisions are included in these standards and procedures (check relevant boxes)?
a) Appropriate locations for stockpiles: YES
b) Physical security measures: YES
c) Control of access to stocks: YES
d) Inventory management and accounting control: YES
e) Staff training: YES
f) Security, accounting and control of SALW held or transported by operational units or authorised personnel: YES
g) Procedures and sanctions in the event of theft or loss: YES
h) Other: [No response]
10.2. Are there systems in place to conduct reviews of SALW stocks held by armed forces, police and other authorised entities to identify surplus or obsolete SALW? YES
10.3. How often/frequently are these reviews conducted?
The National Authorities conduct a review, at least, once every year.
10.4. When stocks are identified as surplus, what actions does your country take with regard to the surplus (check relevant boxes)?
a) Officially declare as surplus: YES
b) Take out of service: YES
c) Record by type, lot, batch, and serial number: YES
d) Store separately: YES
e) Other: [No response]
10.5. In disposing of the surplus stocks, which of the following methods may be used (check relevant boxes)?
a) Destruction: YES
b) Sale to another State: YES
c) Donation to another State: YES
d) Transfer to another state agency: YES
e) Sale to civilians: YES
f) Sale or transfer to legal entities (e.g. museums, private security companies, etc.): YES
g) Other: [No response]…
[SALW = Small Arms and Light Weapons]
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