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OAS CICAD. 2010 ‘Control Measures - Firearms, Ammunition, Explosives, and other Related Materials.’ Evaluation of Progress in Drug Control 2007-2009 - Colombia; OAS/Ser.L/XIV.2.48 (CICAD/docx.1843/10), pp. 35-38. Washington, DC: Organization of American States / OAS, Inter-American Drug Abuse Control Commission (CICAD) Multilateral Evaluation Mechanism (MEM). 1 January

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Control Measures - Firearms, Ammunition, Explosives, and other Related Materials

The country has mechanisms for information exchange and cooperation among national and international institutions regarding all forms of control of firearms, ammunition, explosives, and other related materials. The entities that participate in these activities are the National Arms Information Center (CINAR) located in the Department for the Control of Trade in Firearms, Ammunition and Explosives, whose function is to provide information on a national level on legal firearms and their permit holders to security agencies and judicial authorities that require it during investigations. Also, the Center for Anti-Explosives Information and Firearms Tracing (CIARA) focuses primarily on tracing in coordination with the Inter-institutional Anti-terrorist Analysis Group (GIAT), which is comprised of the Army, the National Police and the Security Management Department (DAS).

Colombia does not provide data on the number of times the entry of a shipment of firearms, ammunition, explosives, or other related materials was not authorized for lack of the necessary licenses or permits during the years 2006–2009.

The country does not provide data on the number of times it has not issued an export license or permit because the importing country did not first issue necessary licenses or permits during the years 2006–2009.

Colombia does not provide data on the number of times it did not authorize export of a shipment of firearms, ammunition, explosives, or other related materials because the transit country did not first issue the necessary licenses or permits during the years 2006–2009.

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