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Belarus. 2010 ‘Marking and Control of Manufacturing.’ National Report of Belarus 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), pp. 4-5. New York, NY: Permanent Mission of Belarus to the United Nations. 1 January

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Marking and Control of Manufacturing

In accordance with the legislation of the Republic of Belarus, all weapons manufactured after 30 June 2001 with the authorization of the Republic of Belarus within the national territory or outside it are marked.

Any unmarked or inadequately marked weapons discovered in the course of routine management of current stockpiles are destroyed.

Operating records of weapons and ammunition are kept in order to control the manufacturing of small arms, light weapons and ammunition and trace their movements during transfers to Belarusian and foreign legal persons.

No companies in Belarus are currently manufacturing small arms and light weapons. Nevertheless, article 19 of the weapons act provides that military weapons and ammunition are produced by State-owned entities that have a special license for that purpose. Legal persons producing weapons ammunition must monitor production and ensure its safety, quality control and integrity.

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