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USA. 2012 ‘National Coordinating Agencies Responsible for Researching and Monitoring Illicit SALW Trade.’ National Report of the United States of America 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. 2. New York, NY: Permanent Mission of the United States to the United Nations. 3 August
Section II, para 4: National Coordinating Agencies Responsible for Researching and Monitoring Illicit SALW Trade
U.S. Laws and Policies Supportive of the UN POA
In the U.S. Government, responsibility for researching and monitoring the illicit SALW trade is shared by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF) (domestic), DOS (international and domestic from export, temporary import, and brokering perspectives), Department of Defense (DOD), Department of Homeland Security (DHS), and the Commerce Department. ATF also regulates the interstate commerce of firearms through enforcement of the GCA, AECA, and NFA, and traces firearms for domestic and international law enforcement through its National Tracing Center (NTC).
[AECA = Arms Export Control Act; GCA = Gun Control Act; NFA = National Firearms Act; SALW = Small Arms and Light Weapons]