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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]
[Editor's Note: French Overseas Departments and Territories consist broadly of French-administered territories outside of the European continent. According to the French constitution, French laws and regulations (civil code, penal code, administrative law, social laws, and tax laws etc) generally apply to overseas departments as in the mainland. However, territories are governed by autonomy statutes that allow them to make their own domestic laws outside areas such as: defence, international relations, international trade and currency, courts and administrative law. Generally, Department and Territory gun laws are similar to the French law, but where such domestic laws do not exist, then French law is applied.]