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Colombia. 2014 ‘Surplus.’ National Report of Colombia 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), pp. 4-5. New York, NY: Permanent Mission of Colombia to the United Nations. 2 March

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Surplus

10.4 When stocks are identified as surplus, what actions does your country take with regard to the surplus (check relevant boxes)?
a) Officially declare as surplus: [No response]
b) Take out of service: [No response]
c) Record by type, lot, batch, and serial number: [No response]
d) Store separately: [No response]
e) Other: Yes. Ejercito Nacional: Realiza el reintegro al Batallon de Mantenimiento para su revisión y/o destrucción. En caso de ser revisadas y optimas para el uso de la Fuerza, se hace el reintegro a las unidades. Armada Nacional: Realiza el procedimiento de baja del material y destrucción (cortadas).

10.5. In disposing of the surplus stocks, which of the following methods may be used (check relevant box)?
a) Destruction: Yes.
b) Sale to another State: [No response]
c) Donation to another State: [No response]
d) Transfer to another state agency: [No response]
e) Sale to civilians: [No response]
f) Sale or transfer to legal entities (e.g. museums, private security companies, etc.): [No response]
g) Other: [No response]

10.5.1. If (a) Destruction is checked for Q 10.5, which of the following methods are used (check relevant boxes)?
i) Burning or melting: Yes.
ii) Open-pit detonation: [No response]
iii) Cutting/shredding: [No response]
iv) Bending/crushing: [No response]
v) Dumping at sea: [No response]
vi) Burial on land: [No response]
vii) Other: [No response]

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10.4 When stocks are identified as surplus, what actions does your country take with regard to the surplus (check relevant boxes)?

e) Other: Yes. Army: carries out reintegration of the Maintenance Battalion for their revision and/or destruction. Should firearms be approved for their use by the Armed Forces, they shall be handed over to the military units. Navy: carries out the hand-over and destruction processes.

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