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Hungary. 2020 ‘Marking and Record Keeping.’ National Report of Hungary 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, pp. 17-18. New York NY: Permanent Mission of Hungary to the United Nations. 1 January

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Marking

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.

32/2007. (III.19.) Ministry of Economy and Transport Decree on the marking of military equipment and record keeping of military equipment and services The Ministerial Decree sets forth provisions for marking the SALW during manufacture activities, as well as in export and import transactions. According to paragraph 6 of the Government Decree 253/2004 (VIII.31.) on weapons and ammunition, trade in SALW is only allowed in case of SALW is duly marked.

Violating the regulations for trade in SALW is in breach of paragraph 141 of the Act LXIX of 1999 on minor legal offences and can be fined.

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? YES

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

7.2.1. Details:

Article 5. paragraph 2) 3) of the 32/2007 (III. 19.) Ministerial Decree stipulates that the marking should be well identifiable, readable without any technical assistance and that removal would only be possible by causing damage on the marked part of the SALW.

Record keeping

7.5. Does your country have standards and procedures related to keeping of records for all marked SALW in its territory? YES

7.5.1. 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)?

Records of manufacturing, brokering, import, export, re-export and transit licences related to SALW are kept by the State.

7.5.2. How long does the government keep such records?

The licensing authority keeps records of the manufacturing, brokering, import, export, transfer, re-export and transit licences granted for 10 years on its premises, then the documents are transferred to the National Archives, and are also archived in the electronic licensing system. Police: The central register of firearms is managed by the National Headquarters of the Police and data kept there for 20 years.

7.5.3. In the event that they go out of business, are companies engaged in SALW activities (e.g. manufacturing, importing, exporting etc) required to submit all records held by them to the government? YES

[SALW = Small Arms and Light Weapons]

ID: Q14554

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