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Serbia. 2005 ‘Marking, Record-Keeping and Tracing.’ National Report of Serbia 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. New York, NY: Permanent Mission of Serbia to the United Nations. 1 January

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Marking, Record-Keeping and Tracing

In force in Serbia and Montenegro is the Law on Hand-Held Firearms, Devices and Ammunition Testing. It targets manufacturers of arms and military equipment, small arms and light weapons specifically. The Law provides for the procedure and methodology of marking each piece of small arms and light weapons that the records are kept by the manufacturer.

Each manufactured item, i.e. each piece of arms and round ammunition, contains lasting and visible marks indicating the manufacturer, serial number, type of arms and the imprint of homological testing. The manufacturer marks the ammunition, too, by imprinting a lasting marks indicating the manufacturer's name or trademark or commercial name. The records are kept for ten years.

Like its predecessor, the FR of Yugoslavia, Serbia and Montenegro is not a C.I.P. member, wherefore its marks are not recognized. It is therefore essential to enable Serbia and Montenegro to become a C.I.P. member as soon as possible and enable it to regulate this matter in the way it is regulated in other European countries.

[CIP = Commission Internationale Permanente pour l'Epreuve des Armes à Feu Portatives; FR = Federal Republic]

ID: Q4579

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