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Poland. 2012 ‘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); Section 2, pp. 1-2. New York, NY: Permanent Mission of Poland to the United Nations. 28 March

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Laws, regulations and administrative procedures

4. Are there any SALW manufactured in your country? YES…

4.1. Does your country have laws, regulations and/or administrative procedures to exercise effective control over the manufacture of SALW? YES

4.1.1 List laws, regulations and/or administrative procedures regulating the manufacture of SALW in your country:

Generally, it's clear that which complete rules apply in relation to SALW for security of manufacture, transport, use and storage are include legal act:

- Act of 22 June 2001 on the Exercise of Economic Activity in manufacturing and trading in explosives, weapons, ammunitions and products and technology for military and police.

In Addition, some of these issues are dealt with the Regulations of these Act:

- Regulation of the Minister of Economy and Minister of Interior and
- Administration of 9 September 2002 on conditions for the sale of explosives, weapons, ammunition, and goods and technologies for military or police and the scope and modalities of monitoring compliance with these conditions (Journal of Laws of 25 September 2002)
- Regulation of the Minister of Economy of 10 September 2002 on the recording of explosives, weapons, ammunition, and goods and technologies for military or police (Official Journal of 3 October 2002)
- Regulation of the Council of Ministers of 3 December 2001 on the types of weapons and ammunition, and a list of products and technologies for military or police purposes that production or trading require a concession (Official Journal No. 145, item. 1625, as amended).

4.1.2. Does your country license the manufacture of SALW? YES

4.1.3. Is illegal manufacture of SALW considered a criminal offence in your country? YES…

Record-keeping by manufacturers

4.3. Does your country require that manufacturers keep records of their activities? YES

4.3.1. What information must be recorded (check relevant boxes)?
a) Quantity of SALW manufactured: YES
b) Type or model of SALW manufactured: YES
c) Markings applied to manufactured SALW: YES
d) Transactions (e.g. sales of manufactured and marked SALW): YES
e) Other: Quantity of materials which is purchased and used in the manufacturing process of SALW.

4.3.2. How long must manufacturing records be kept? According to the above Act documentation concerning the weapons will be kept marked for 20 years.

[SALW = small arms and light weapons]

ID: Q8954

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