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Latvia. 2010 ‘Stockpile Management and Security.’ National Report of Latvia 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 5, pp. 8-9. New York, NY: Permanent Mission of Latvia to the United Nations. 1 January

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Stockpile Management and Security

Latvia has national standards and procedures in the management and safety of armouries of light weapons for civilian use. These are provided in the Law on Handling of Weapons of January 1, 2003 and a number of Cabinet of Ministers Regulations.

Checks at armouries and businesses engaged in the trade of arms are made by the State Police of the Ministry of the Interior of the Republic of Latvia:

- businesses engaged in the trade of arms - not less than once a month;

- other armouries not linked to the trade of arms not less than once every three months.

The Ministry of Defence regulations Nr. 60 "Arms regulations" of July 24, 2009 define a single inventory, storage, issuance, security, maintenance and repair procedures for arms and their constituent parts in the National Armed Forces of the Republic of Latvia. The regulations establish unified requirements for the circulation of arms within the National Armed Forces. The process of accounting records has been optimized, made more transparent, defining basic principles of the control at all levels of the National Armed forces, defining conditions for the storage structures and storage facilities, as well as warehousing and storage facilities certification…

At the level of subunits, the check of the quantity of weapons should be conducted not less than once a month, but comparison of the serial numbers of the weapons - at least once every quarter.

At the warehouses of units, the check of the quantity of weapons should be conducted twice a year, but comparison of the serial numbers of the weapons - at least once a year.

At the centralized warehouse of weapons of the National Armed Forces the check of the quantity of weapons and comparison of the serial numbers should be conducted at least once a year.

Weapons permanently stored in the Guard ammunition storage, should be tested not less than once a month.

Service weapons, stored in a soldier's home, are examined at least once a year.

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