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Botswana. 2010 ‘Marking and Tracing.’ National Report of Botswana 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 10, p. 14. New York, NY: Permanent Mission of Botswana to the United Nations. 18 June

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Marking and Tracing

Botswana strongly supports international efforts to prevent trafficking in SALW [Small Arms and Light Weapons] and has committed to ensuring that all arms in her jurisdiction are marked such that markings are used to identify the weapon as well as the government or companies that can assist in reconstructing its history.

In addition to the manufacturers' marking, most arms within the borders of Botswana are marked in such manner that allows tracing to a particular unit within a Government department.

All weapons imported into the country are unambiguously marked and bear a minimum of the markings outlined in the International Tracing Instrument.

Unmarked weapons found within the country's territory are surrendered to the state without claim and destroyed accordingly.

ID: Q4598

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