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France. 2011 ‘Marking (Marquage).’ National Report of France 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 France to the United Nations. 11 April
La France, partie à la CIP, met en oeuvre à ce titre les décisions prises lors des sessions plénières et les transpose en droit interne. Ainsi le Décret n° 2003-650 du 9 juillet 2003 précise les prescriptions d'épreuve et les dispositions techniques préalables dont le marquage des armes (Art.4).
As a party to the CIP, France thus implements the decisions taken during the plenary sessions and transposes them into internal law. Therefore, the Decree 2003-650 of 9 July 2003 specifies the test requirements and the technical prerequisites, including the marking of firearms. (Art 4)
[CIP = Commission Internationale Permanente pour l'Epreuve des Armes à Feu Portatives]
[Note: In the Principality of Monaco, the question of weapons is governed by the Convention on good-neighbourliness between France and the Principality of Monaco of 18 May 1963, given force of law by Sovereign Ordinance No. 3,039 of 19 August 1963, and Act No. 913 of 18 June 1971 on weapons and ammunition.
Article 16 of the Convention stipulates: "The laws and regulations governing the regime for war materiel in France shall also apply in the Principality. The Government of the Principality undertakes to establish a system of laws and regulations as similar as possible to those in force in France for weapons and ammunition that are not considered war materiel."]