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Paraguay. 2008 ‘Marking.’ National Report of Paraguay 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), p. 1. New York, NY: Permanent Mission of Paraguay to the United Nations. 1 January

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Marking

1. Paraguay is not a manufacturer of firearms. Imported materials must comply with basic marking and numbering requirements in order to identify the maker, serial number and country of manufacture, so that the competent authorities can identify and trace each weapon …

2. Small arms and light weapons held by the Paraguayan armed forces and by security agencies are recorded by each State entity, each being responsible for such records.

There is also a computerized registration system recording the specifications, number, model, calibre and type of firearm; this allows the individual identification of weapons belonging to the armed forces or loaned to State agencies, including the National Police, the Justice and Labour Ministry and the National Narcotics Agency.

ID: Q4622

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