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Iceland. 2008 ‘Marking, Record Keeping and Tracing - Tracing.’ National Report of Iceland 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. 9. New York, NY: Permanent Mission of Iceland to the United Nations. 7 April
Marking, Record Keeping and Tracing - Tracing
Firearms shops must, in particular, apply for an import license for each shipment of firearms to the country to the Police Commissioner of the Capital Area and submit for Customs clearance an invoice for approval, cf. Article 44 of Regulation on Firearms, Ammunition etc. The aforementioned firearms are initially included in a central national register of firearms, cf. Article 18 of the Weapons Act, kept by the Police Commissioner of the Capital Area.
When initially registered the weapon is allocated a national numeral in the register which will be associated with its registration even in case of change of ownership.
After a purchase authorisation has been acquired, the Police Commissioners inscribe weapons in the purchaser's firearms certificate, the ownership of the weapons thereby being transferred from the previous owner. Each weapon can thus be traced by checking the register, which holds records of all weapons, including those that have been seized by police or confiscated.
All SALW that require licensing and registration remain in the weapons register after being exported, decommissioned or destroyed, thereby maintaining their traceability.
[SALW = Small arms and light weapons]