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Romania. 2009 ‘Record-Keeping for Transfers.’ National Report of Romania on its Implementation of the UN Programme of Action to Prevent, Combat and Eradicate the Illicit Trade in Small Arms and Light Weapons in All Its Aspects (UNPoA), p. 22. New York, NY: Permanent Mission of Romania to the United Nations. 1 January

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Record-keeping for Transfers

All exports of SALW (Small Arms and Light Weapons) are subject to the monitoring process. It is mandatory for the Romanian exporters to notify the Ministry of Foreign Affairs / Directorate General for Export Controls (MFA/DGEC), 5 days before the export will take place, all elements of transfer, including the serial number of SALW, details of the carrier, the transport modality and the route. In this manner the transfer segment is kept under strict control by the export controls authority.

If the transfer could be made directly from Romania to the country of final destination the export licence is issued with restriction on transit and transhipment.

All imports of SALW are subject to the notification of serial number in maximum 10 days after the import took place.

The national authority on export controls (MFA/DGEC) doesn't approve any transfer of unmarked or inadequately marked SALW.

MFA/DGEC created in 2006 the "Register of SALW Transfers" for SALW exported and imported, that includes data regarding the type, model, calibre, serial number and other relevant information that facilitates the international exchange of information. The Register contains also information about the ammunition transfers. MFA/DGEC informs regularly the Romanian exporters and importers that trade with SALW regarding the obligations under the provisions of the International Tracing Instrument (ITI).

All exporters and importers that trade with SALW and their ammunition are obliged to keep their own records of transfers. According to the internal procedures based on the ITI provisions, the manufacturers are obliged to keep the records for minimum 30 years and the exporters / importers for minimum 20 years. The Enforcement Teams of the licensing authority verify onsite if the licensing conditions are fully respected.

The violations of the Romanian legislation or any general or specific conditions included in the licenses are punished according to the Penal Code.

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