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New Zealand. 2012 ‘Marking.’ National Report of New Zealand 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 7, p. 7. New York NY: Permanent Mission of New Zealand to the United Nations. 1 January
Section 7: Marking and Record Keeping
18. Does your country take measures to ensure that all SALW in the possession of government armed and security forces for their own use are duly marked? YES
18.1. Describe the markings that are applied to government-held stocks.
All items held by the New Zealand Defence Force (NZDF) are serial numbered, usually by the manufacturer. If not numbered by the manufacturer, they are allocated a NZDF control number, and in some cases may have both. They are held on the NZDF Logistics Management System by individual serial numbers, and their location is recorded in terms of the unit to which they are issued. New Zealand Police maintains detailed records of SALW possessed, their issue and return to storage. SALW may only be issued with appropriate approval, in specific authorised circumstances…
[SALW = Small Arms and Light Weapon]