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Netherlands. 2010 ‘Marking.’ National Report of the Netherlands 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. 1. New York, NY: Permanent Mission of the Netherlands to the United Nations. 1 January
Each item of SALW held by the Defence organisation is uniquely marked and registered. The marking identifies the type, country code, serial number and the manufacturer of the item of SALW. If it appears that a weapon in the armed forces' stocks is not marked, it will be considered illegal and it will subsequently be destroyed.
Each item of SALW which is part of the armament or equipment of the Dutch police is uniquely marked and registered. The markings identify the type, serial number and manufacturer of the item of SALW. All service pistols of the Dutch police are additionally marked with a unique Dutch police acceptance mark.
[SALW = Small arms and light weapons]