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Macedonia. 2010 ‘Marking, Record-Keeping and Tracing.’ National Report of Macedonia 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); Section 9, p. 15. New York, NY: Permanent Mission of the Republic of Macedonia to the United Nations. 4 March

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Marking, Record-Keeping and Tracing

There are no operational production companies in Macedonia…

According to the law every civilian owned weapons that will be possessed or sold in Macedonia will have to fire two bullets and two shells will be delivered to the Ministry of the Interior. Every weapon imported in the Republic of Macedonia has to be marked with an original import tracing containing MKD and the year of import.

Authorized state institutions, unless the weapons are purchased from the trading company in the Republic of Macedonia, do not trace new weapons. This issue will be regulated with a new Law on Marking and Tracing.

Criminal Police gets information about weapons being traced or found abroad. When a weapon is found in Macedonia the Criminal Police informs Interpol. When a weapon is stolen or lost the Criminal Police forwards a request to Interpol…

The Ministry of the Interior has developed of a new weapons registration and stockpile management software, which allows to trace all legal weapons in the country. At the same moment the forensics laboratory has been upgraded with a Ballistic Identification System. Macedonia has cooperation with Interpol and SECI center on tracing of weapons.

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