Citation(s) from the GunPolicy.org literature library
South Korea. 2014 ‘Marking and Record Keeping.’ National Report of the Republic of Korea 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, pp. 6-7. New York NY: Permanent Mission of the Republic of Korea to the United Nations. 31 January
Section 7: Marking and Record Keeping
17. Does your country enforce measures to prevent the manufacture, stockpiling, transfer and possession of any unmarked or inadequately marked SALW? YES
Small arms and light weapons that fail to comply with marking regulations are not permitted to be manufactured and imported. All authorized possessors should submit full information regarding their authorized small arms and light weapons such as the country of manufacture, serial number, model, caliber, manufacturer, authorization number, authorized function, personal data of possessor, storage, etc. The information is inputted into the electronic system for management and safety of arms, which is used to trace small arms and light weapons to be used for non-military purposes…
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)?
For military purposes, all the records on SALW are managed by the computerized Military Equipment Management System to allow effective tracing. For non-military purposes, all the information is inputted into the electronic system for management and safety of arms of GESTA, which traces small arms and light weapons to be used for non-military purposes.
20.2. How long does the government keep such records?
Manufacturers are required to permanently maintain records on the manufacture, possession, and transfer of all manufactured weapons including small arms and light weapons. And the records are managed by the governmental electronic systems accordingly…
[SALW = Small Arms and Light Weapons]