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Uruguay. 2008 ‘Marking.’ National Report of Uruguay 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), pp. 3-4. New York, NY: Permanent Mission of Uruguay to the United Nations. 31 March

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In accordance with the international commitments undertaken by the Republic, on 19 March 2007 the Government issued Circular SMA 001/RNA-E/07, which provides that any firearms and ammunition that are manufactured in or imported into the country must be marked in the manner established in the said Circular, with the same rule applying to other related materials, where relevant (article 1).

Article 10 of the same Circular states the following: "Small arms and light weapons and other related materials that are intended for the use of the Armed Forces, National Police and other authorized official institutions shall also be subject to marking, as established in article 4, paragraph (h)." …

Article 6, meanwhile, establishes the various types of marking, as follows: "Markings shall be applied to firearms and other related materials by stamping or, where applicable, casting, engraving, branding. Alternatively, a plate containing information on the characteristics of the weapon or material concerned may be nailed or welded onto the firearm or other related material." …

Article 4 states the following: "Firearms and other related materials shall be marked using geometric symbols, numeric or alphanumeric code, or a combination of both, containing:
(a) the country or place of manufacture (producer);
(b) the name of the manufacturer;
(c) the serial number and trademark;
(d) the year of manufacture;
(e) the weapon type, calibre and model;
(f) the country of import and year of import;
(g) the name of the importer;
(h) the name or acronym and coat of arms of the official institution, where applicable.

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