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Mexico. 2008 ‘Implementation of the International Tracing Instrument.’ National Report of Mexico 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); Chapter 1, p. 2. New York, NY: Permanent Mission of Mexico to the United Nations. 31 March

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Implementation of the International Tracing Instrument

All firearms in the possession of government armed and security forces are marked at the time of manufacture with information on the manufacturer, calibre, model, serial number, and country of manufacture. In addition, information on the importer is engraved on imported arms and submitted to the federal Weapons Registry.

Even though certain measures have been adopted to prevent the alteration of markings (eg. by reproducing markings on various essential components of a weapon), weapon owners nevertheless manage to alter markings. Mexico has established a ballistic fingerprinting register with a view to preventing this practice and has suggested that an inter-American register should be created…

One of the firearm tracing procedures that the Government of Mexico has sought to strengthen is the ongoing exchange of information with the United States Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives on weapons seized in Mexico.

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