Citation(s) from the GunPolicy.org literature library
Poland. 2020 ‘Marking and Record-keeping.’ National Report of Poland 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. 4, p. 11, pp. 19-20. New York NY: Permanent Mission of Poland to the United Nations. 1 January
Record-keeping by manufacturers
2.3. Does your country require that manufacturers keep records of their activities?
2.3.1. What information must be recorded (check relevant boxes)?
a) Quantity of SALW manufactured. YES
b) Type or model of SALW manufactured. YES
c) Markings applied to manufactured SALW. YES
d) Transactions (e.g. sales of manufactured and marked SALW). YES
Personal data of the person entering the records and the seller, the buyer, giving them for renovation, repair, alteration, marking, deprivation of performance or destruction, as well as the person authorized to collect the goods. the name and surname of a natural person or entrepreneur being a natural person or a company or name of an entrepreneur other than a natural person; the address of the habitual residence of the natural person or the entrepreneur being a natural person or the address of the seat of the entrepreneur other than the natural person;
2.3.2. How long must manufacturing records be kept? 30 Years
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)?
Eg. name, caliber, type, serial number, year of production, date of purchase, date of withdrawal from the exploitation
7.5.2. How long does the government keep such records?
Records of SALW held by the Armed Forces have to be kept for 30 consecutive years following the last entering in the inventory.
[SALW = Small Arms and Light Weapons]