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UK. 2010 ‘UK Implementing Report for the International Marking and Tracing Instrument.’ National Report of the United Kingdom on its Implementation of the Programme of Action to Prevent, Combat and Eradicate the Illicit Trade in Small Arms and Light Weapons in All Its Aspects (UNPoA), pp. 11-12. New York, NY: Counter Proliferation Department / Foreign and Commonwealth Office. 1 March

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UK Implementing Report for the International Marking and Tracing Instrument.

The UK has been working with the European Commission and the European Parliament to amend the European Weapons Directive to ensure the coherent, effective and rapid application of international commitments which affect it, such as the UN Protocol against the Illicit manufacturing of and Trafficking in Firearms, their Parts, Components and Ammunition.

A final text has been adopted and Member States have until 28 July 2010 to ensure that they have in place the laws, regulations and administrative provisions necessary to comply with the Directive.

One of the requirements is for Member States to ensure, by 31 December 2014, the maintenance of a computerised data filing system, either a centralised system or a decentralised system which guarantees access of the authorised authorities to the data filing systems in which each firearm subject to this Directive shall be recorded.

This filing system shall record and maintain for not less than 20 years each firearm's type, make, model, calibre, serial number and the names and addresses of the supplier and the person acquiring or possessing the weapon.

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