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Papua New Guinea. 2005 ‘Marking, Record Keeping and Tracing.’ National Report of Papua New Guinea on its Implementation of the United Nations Programme of Action to Prevent, Combat and Eradicate Trade in Small Arms and Light Weapons in All its Aspects (UNPoA), pp. 15-16. New York, NY: Permanent Mission of Papua New Guinea to the United Nations. 26 April
Answers to Section 9 - Marking, record keeping and tracing.
Q: Does your country require licensed manufacturers of SALW to apply an appropriate and reliable marking on each weapon as an integral park of the production process?
A: Manufacturing of Firearms under Section 7A of the principle Firearms Act is prohibited hence no requirement exists for marking of weapons. However, any SALW imported for the purposes of the State Use is clearly marked with te Manufacturer's serial number.
Q: Is this marking unique?
Q: Does this marking identify the country of manufacture?
Q: How does this marking otherwise allow concerned authorities to identify and trace the relevant weapon?
A: Holding and transfer of small arms are computerised and recorded therefore it is easy to trace the relevant weapon.
Q: What national measures exist for tracing SALW held and issued by the State?
A: The Registrar of firearms who issue license [sic] for the state has records for tracing SALW through serial numbers and license numbers.
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