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Congo (ROC). 2010 ‘Measures Taken to Ensure that All SALW in the Possession of Government Armed and Security Forces for Their Own Use are Duly Marked.’ National Report of the Republic of Congo 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 I (a), p. 1. New York, NY: Permanent Mission of the Republic of Congo to the United Nations. 1 January

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Measures Taken to Ensure that All SALW (Small Arms and Light Weapons) in the Possession of Government Armed and Security Forces for Their Own Use are Duly Marked

Numerical and nominal inspection in order to identify and register all weapons used by public security forces.

Weapons used by the public security forces are entered into accounting documents throughout their life cycle both at the level of the central administration and at the level of operational units:

- End-user certificates
- Receipt-delivery reports
- Daily records
- General (national) records
- Assignment and return records
- Inventory records
- Weapons records of units
- Records of weapons assigned and returned by units
- Vouchers for weapons movements and transfers

Numerical and nominal inspections are done periodically (monthly and biannually). Afterwards, reports are produced, accompanied by numerical statements, broken down by weapon types.…

Since the Republic of the Congo does not have its own marking code for small arms and light weapons, traceability relies on the serial (factory) numbers on the weapons inventoried in the various records mentioned above.

ID: Q3942

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