Citation(s) from the GunPolicy.org literature library
Poland. 2010 ‘Marking, Record Keeping and Tracing.’ National Report of Poland 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, p. 4. New York, NY: Permanent Mission of Poland to the United Nations. 1 January
Marking, Record Keeping and Tracing
How long are records kept on the manufacture, holding and transfer of SALW under your jurisdiction?
In order to implement the 2008/51/EC EU Directive, amendments to Law of 22 June 2001 on economic activity in the sphere of manufacturing of and trade in explosives, arms, ammunition and technology of military or police use are being introduced. The law is expected to come into force in July 2010.
According to the Directive, Article 4, par. 4. of Directive 91/477/EEC was amended as follows:
"Member States shall, by 31 December 2014, ensure the establishment and maintenance of a computerised datafiling system, either a centralised system or a decentralised system which guarantees to authorised authorities access to the data-filing systems in which each firearm subject to this Directive shall be recorded. This filing system shall record and maintain for not less than 20 years each firearm's type, make, model, calibre and serial number, as well as the names and addresses of the supplier and the person acquiring or possessing the firearm."
[SALW = small arms and light weapons]