Citation(s) from the GunPolicy.org literature library
Bulgaria. 2016 ‘Marking and Record Keeping.’ National Report of Bulgaria 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. 6. New York NY: Permanent Mission of Bulgaria to the United Nations. 31 March
Section 7: Marking and Record Keeping
14. 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
14.1. Describe the markings that are applied to government-held stocks.
Name of the manufacturer, country of manufacture, serial number, year of manufacture, weapon type/model, caliber…
16. Does your country have standards and procedures related to keeping of records for all marked SALW in its territory? YES
16.1. What records relating to SALW are kept by the State (e.g. manufacturing, brokering, import and export licences granted, sales to other States, SALW held by State agencies such as the armed forces etc)?
Records are kept on manufacturing, brokering, import and export licences granted, sales to other States, SALW held by the State agencies (Armed Forces, MoI and others).
16.2. How long does the government keep such records? 20 years minimum
[SALW = Small Arms and Light Weapon; MoI = Ministry of Interior]