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Guatemala. 2010 ‘Measures to Prevent Illict Arms Trade (Medidas para Prevenir el Comercio Ilícito de Armas).’ National Report of Guatemala on its Implementation of the Programme of Action to Prevent, Combat and Eradicate the Illicit Trade in Small Arms and Light Weapons in All Its Aspects (UNPoA), p. 4. New York, NY: Permanent Mission of Guatemala to the United Nations. 1 February

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Measures to Prevent Illict Arms Trade (Medidas para Prevenir el Comercio Ilícito de Armas)

El Estado de Guatemala ha implementado acciones que pretenden erradicar el comercio ilícito de armas, tales como:
a) Estricto control por medio de Ia extensión de tarjetas de tenencia y licencias de portación de armas de fuego;
b) Exigencia del marcaje de las armas por el fabricante, en cuyo caso contrario se aplica el marcaje en territorio nacional mediante el troquelado;
c) No se exportan armas pequeñas y ligeras desde el territorio guatemalteco;
d) Verificación por la autoridad competente del marcaje en actividades de compra-venta entre particulares;
e) Inspecciones sorpresivas y aleatorias a empresas de compra-venta de armas y armerías.

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Guatemala has implemented the following measures to eradicate the illicit trade in firearms:
(a) Strict controls through the issue of certificates of ownership and licences to carry firearms;
(b) Imported arms must be marked by the manufacturer; otherwise, the arm is marked once it is in Guatemala by means of stamping;
(c) Firearms are not exported from Guatemala;
(d) Verification by the authority of the marking procedures used by private dealers;
(e) Unannounced and random inspections of private gun shops and armouries.

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