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China. 2008 ‘Record Keeping.’ National Report of China 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); Part 2, pp. 10-11. New York, NY: Permanent Mission of China to the United Nations. 3 July

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10. Record Keeping

In China, SALW manufacturers and arms-trading companies all have systems for keeping complete and detailed records of the SALW they manufacture or export, covering each stage of SALW circulation from manufacturers to end-users. Specialized information management systems monitoring SALW manufacturing and movement are also commonly used among enterprises in this field.

Beginning in May 2006, all Chinese arms-trading companies are required to register detailed information on all SALW they export with the competent authority responsible for arms export administration, including the importing country, end user, shipper, transporter, means of transport and number of shipments, shipping manifests, product model, quantity shipped and label numbers. These records are consolidated and retained on a long-term basis by the competent authority.

The Information System for Firearms Regulation maintained by the Public Security authorities is already operating on a nation-wide basis, recording information on all official and civilian firearms and their holders throughout the country and providing effective control of such firearms by means of a series of auxiliary management measures.

[SALW = Small Arms and Light Weapons]

ID: Q1718

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