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Lithuania. 2020 ‘Marking.’ National Report of Lithuania 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. 18. New York NY: Permanent Mission of Lithuania to the United Nations. 1 January

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7.1 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

7.1.1. Describe the markings that are applied to government-held stocks.

Since 2005 all guns procured by the Police Forces are marked with letters "LT", indicating importing state.

7.1.2. When government stocks are transferred to civilians or private companies in your territory, are such stocks marked to indicate that your government transferred the stocks? NO

7.2. Does your country encourage manufacturers of SALW to develop measures against the removal or alteration of markings?

7.2.1. Details: As stated in Law on the Control of Arms and Ammunition manufacturer must indicate on the manufactured weapons, their essential components and accessories the manufacturing country, name of the manufacturer, the year and number of the manufacturing.

Information on national marking practice

7.4. Pursuant to paragraph 31 of the International Tracing Instrument, States will provide the following information, updating it when necessary: a) National marking practices related to markings used to indicate country of manufacture and/or country of import as applicable.

All imported firearms in categories B and C should be adequately marked with letters "LT". Every importer has to assure that arms are adequately marked before they reach a civil market or are transferred to the third parties. Firearms, their main parts must be marked with the capitals letters "LT". The mark size should be 2-2.5 mm. Letters „LT" should be placed on the barrel. The mark on the firearm barrel should be placed in way, not recognizable as part of the manufacturer's identification number. The main metal parts of firearm imported into the Republic of Lithuania individually should by marked in the same way. Firearms and their main parts can be marked in the following ways: laser engraving, hammering, rolling (laminating).

[SALW = Small Arms and Light Weapons]

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