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Uruguay. 2008 ‘Registration.’ National Report of Uruguay 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), pp. 3-4. New York, NY: Permanent Mission of Uruguay to the United Nations. 31 March
Uruguay has a comprehensive National Firearms Register dating from 1943, which is maintained indefinitely through the issuance of Arms Possession Permits to persons authorized to bear weapons. All Customs operations relating to the import, export and transit of firearms, ammunition and explosives and related materials must be checked, authorized and properly registered.
Uruguay also participates in regional and international meetings aimed at strengthening cooperation on information exchange, particularly in the context of the Common Market of the South (MERCOSUR), so as to ensure a rapid and effective response to requests by national and foreign authorities for information about firearms.