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Costa Rica. 2003 ‘National Report 2003 - Registration (Informe Nacional 2003 - Registro).’ National Report of Costa Rica 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), p. 3. New York, NY: Permanent Mission of Costa Rica to the United Nations. 27 June

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National Report 2003 - Registro (Informe Nacional 2003 - Registro)

Costa Rica no produce ningún tipo de armas y la Ley de Armas y Explosivos prohíbe expresamente la fabricación de material bélico.

El procedimiento vigente para el registro de armas implica que todo propietario de un armas de fuego la inscriba ante el Departamento de Control de Armas y Explosivos, debiendo aprobar un examen teórico-práctico de manejo de armas de fuego, es importante indicar que éste es el único registro que existe para las armas en poder de particulares y que en él se centraliza la totalidad de la información referente a matrículas de armas y permisos de portación.

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Costa Rica produces no weapons of any kind and the Arms and Explosives Act expressly prohibits the manufacture of military material.

The current procedure for weapons registration is that the owner of a firearm must register it with the Arms and Explosives Control Department and must pass a theoretical and practical test on the handling of firearms to determine his/her fitness to possess a weapon.

It should be stressed that there is only one register for all weapons in the possession of private persons, so that all information relating to weapons registrations and carrying permits is centralised.

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