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Liberia. 2020 ‘Marking.’ National Report of Liberia 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 Liberia 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.
State owned arms are duly marked in line with regional standards with the ECOWAS logo, country code, assigned agency serial and counting numbers

7.2. Does your country encourage manufacturers of SALW to develop measures against the removal or alteration of markings?
7.2.1. Details: Manufacturers are encouraged to ensure that markings are visibly placed on the metal parts of arms to discourage removal or alteration

7.3. In its marking practice, does your country take into account developments in SALW manufacturing, technology and design (e.g. modular weapons, the use of new materials and 3D printing)? NO

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.

State owned arms are duly marked in line with regional standards with the ECOWAS logo, country code, assigned agency serial and counting numbers

[SALW = Small Arms and Light Weapons]

ID: Q14460

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