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Bangladesh. 2010 ‘Implementation of PoA on SALW.’ National Report of Bangladesh 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 Bangladesh to the United Nations. 1 January

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Bangladesh National Report on Implementation of PoA on SALW

All such weapons are properly accounted for, marked and securely maintained and their stocks are periodically reviewed under strict internal verification mechanism…

Small arms and ammunitions manufactured at the state-owned Bangladesh Ordnance
Factory are for the sole consumption of the defense forces and law enforcement
agencies of the country. These weapons and ammunitions bear unique permanent marks which identify the name of the manufacturer, country of manufacture and have distinct serial number. Thus it fulfils the prime requirement of the instrument on marking and tracing of small arms manufactured in the country under state sponsorship.

Possession of small arms and ammunition by the valued citizens of the country are
being strictly regulated by the state through licensing system. The list of such licensed persons, particulars of weapons and ammunitions are also being maintained by the competent government authority.

Import of small arrns of non-prohibited bore for the licensed citizen of the country has been regulated through strict rules and regulations. Licensing of legitimate arms traders of the country is compulsory. Accurate record keeping of all transaction by the traders of the country is compulsory is being monitored by the state.

[SALW = small arms and light weapons]

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