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Bosnia and Herzegovina. 2008 ‘Record-Keeping - State-Owned Firearm Records and Civilian Gun Registration.’ National Report of Bosnia and Herzegovina 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 iii, pp. 1-2. New York, NY: Permanent Mission of Bosnia and Herzegovina to the United Nations. 1 January

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Record-Keeping - State-Owned Firearm Records and Civilian Gun Registration

The Ministry of Defense possesses a central data base of all SALW in military stocks that is applied in NATO Dare system. It provides accurate and comprehensive information and data of all SALW and ammunition in military stocks.

All Police and Security agencies and forces in BiH also possess the data base for SALW in their own use and stocks. The Rules and regulations for record-keeping and stockpiling of the European Union Police Mission (EUPM) are applied.

The Ministry of Foreign Trade and Economic Relations of BiH also possess a data base of all manufactured SALW and ammunition and their storage. A separate data base is established for the accurate and comprehensive record-keeping of the licenses issued for export and import of SALW. The establishment of the data base was supported by the UNDP BiH through its Small Arms Control programmed. Annual Reports for export and import of SALW, military equipment and dual-use items are developed and submitted to the BiH Parliament. The data base and the reports were established and developed in accordance with the EC Directives and EU Code of Conduct for export and import.

The Ministry of Security of Bosnia and Herzegovina is working to develop a Central Registry for SALW in civilian possession including the SALW trade in BiH. The project is supported by UNDP SACBIH and is implemented in accordance with the EC Directive for acquisition, possession and carrying of arms.

[BiH = Bosnia and Herzegovina; SALW = Small arms and light weapons; UNDP SACBIH = United Nations Development Programme's Small Arms Control Programme in BiH]

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