Citation(s) from the GunPolicy.org literature library
Cyprus. 2014 ‘Marking and Record Keeping.’ National Report of Cyprus 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 Cyprus to the United Nations. 31 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.
[T]he existent stockpiles of SALW of the National Guard are marked with the serial number that was given from the manufacturer, and they are monitored and checked with the use of this number…
20. Does your country have standards and procedures related to keeping of records for all marked SALW in its territory? YES
20.1. 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)?
Manufacturer, Serial number, Type
20.2. How long does the government keep such records? Forever
[SALW = Small Arms and Light Weapon; MoI = Ministry of Interior]