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Philippines. 2020 ‘Marking and Record keeping.’ National Report of Philippines 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 (7.5), p. 19. New York NY: Permanent Mission of Philippines to the United Nations. 1 January

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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)?

RA 10591 prescribes that all records are kept indefinitely, for purposes of this Act records kept are all related to the registration process. Registration refers to the application, approval, record-keeping and monitoring of firearms with the FEO of the PNP including manufacturing, brokering, import and export licenses granted, sales to other States. By reason of national security, records of SALW of the Armed Forces are also kept with the Department of National Defense.

7.5.2. How long does the government keep such records?

Under RA 10591, records must be kept indefinitely. Under the CMTA and trade rules and protocols, the Bureau of Customs keeps data on trade indefinitely. As stated in RA 10697 (Strategic Trade Management Act), Chapter III Section 10, " (10) years from the date of the completion of the transaction."

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: Q14582

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