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Poland. 2008 ‘Manufacture.’ National Report of Poland 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); Sections 3,4, p. 2. New York, NY: Permanent Mission of Poland to the United Nations. 11 April

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3. Legislation, regulations, administrative procedures

The Control of domestic arms manufacture and trade is regulated by the Law of June 22, 2001 on economic activity in the sphere of manufacturing of and trade in explosives, arms, ammunition and technology of military or police use (Journal of Laws No. 67, Item 679 as amended). Recent amendments to this law were introduced to harmonize Polish regulations with the law of the European Union.

Detailed regulations presented in previous national reports remain in force.

4. Law enforcement/criminalization

Pursuant to article 263 paragraph 1 of the penal code (Law of June 6, 1997, Journal of Laws No. 88, Item 553 as amended), the provisions of Law of May 21, 1999 on arms and ammunition (Journal of Laws No. 53), Item 549 as amended) and the above mentioned Law of June 22, 2001, illicit manufacture, possession and trade in firearms and ammunition constitue a crime. It is also an offence to attempt, aid and abet the above acts.

The recent amendments to the above mentioned laws have had no effects on the issue of manufacturing, trade and marking of arms.

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