Citation(s) from the GunPolicy.org literature library
China. 2020 ‘Manufacture.’ National Report of China 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 2, p. 4-5. New York, NY: Permanent Mission of China to the United Nations. 1 January
Marking and manufacture
2.2. Does your country require that SALW be marked at the time of manufacture? YES
2.2.2 Which part of the small arms and light weapons should be marked?
The gun number is clearly marked by stamping, etching and engraving on the external surfaces of the main parts of the firearm that cannot be easily removed. It is generally printed on the basic parts of the weapon where it is clearly visible and not easily worn.
The marking is more durable than the storage and service life of the weapon
Record-keeping by manufacturers
2.3. Does your country require that manufacturers keep records of their activities? YES
2.3.1. What information must be recorded ?
a) Quantity of SALW manufactured
b) Type or model of SALW manufactured
c) Markings applied to manufactured SALW
d) Transactions (e.g. sales of manufactured and marked SALW)
2.3.2. How long must manufacturing records be kept?
At least 10 years
[SALW Small Arms and Light Weapons]
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