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Vietnam. 2006 ‘Marking, Restoring and Tracking Down.’ National Report of Vietnam on its Implementation of the United Nations Programme of Action to Prevent, Combat and Eradicate the Illicit Trade in Small Arms and Light Weapons (UNPoA), p. 4. New York NY: Permanent Mission of Vietnam to the United Nations. 1 June

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9. Marking, restoring and tracking down

a. Marking SALWs: Every SALW manufactured in Vietnam is all marked. Marking is a process of manufacturing SALWs.

b. Unique marking: it must be clear, difficult to erase and redo.

c. Identifying manufacturing country: Marking need to show the information such as manufacturing country, serial number, type…

d. The record will be kept in 30 years long.

d. Measures to track down:

- Public measure:

Record of Importing management (If SALWs were manufactured domestically); From the result of production to storing and exporting…
Record of registration, license of MoD and MPW provided to organizations and units which are equipped and used.
Handling over record between organizations and units which are equipped and used and users (between manager and user)…

h. Cooperation in tracking down:

There are many possibilities of cooperation in tracking down the SALWs as follows:
- If requested by another country: The MPS i focal point to receive and process the intelligent/information (through Interpol National Central Bureau of Vietnam). Then the authorized departments of MPS will investigate and reply the request. In some complicated cases, the MPS will coordinate with other relevant agencies of MoD, Custom Administration…to investigate, conclude and answer.
- If happened in Vietnam: (All most cases were made by criminals). If the case relates to MoD, the investigation will be chaired by the Investigation Bureau of MoD. The other cases will investigated by Investigation bureau of MPS. The Investigation Bureau of MoD and MPS cooperate closely in investigating cases relating to illicit SALWs trafficking, transporting and using.

[SALW = Small Arms and Light Weapons; MoD = Ministry of Defence; MPS = Ministry of Public Security]

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