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South Korea. 2010 ‘Measures to Prevent the Manufacture, Stockpiling, Transfer, and Possession of Unmarked or Inadequately Marked SALW.’ 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), p. 9. New York, NY: Permanent Mission of the Republic of Korea to the United Nations. 1 May

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Measures to Prevent the Manufacture, Stockpiling, Transfer, and Possession of Unmarked or Inadequately Marked SALW

First, according to Article 42 (1) of the Act on the Control of Firearms, Swords, Explosives, etc. and Article 50 of the Act's Presidential Decree, unmarked and inadequately marked small arms and light weapons to be used for non-military purposes are prohibited from being circulated.

Authorized manufacturers and importers are permitted to manufacture and import only small arms and light weapons samples of which have successfully passed safety checks conducted by the Gun & Explosives Safety Technology Association (GESTA). One of the major criteria for the checks is compliance with regulations regarding marking. Small arms and light weapons that fail to comply with marking regulations are not permitted to be manufactured and imported.

In a nutshell, the circulation of unmarked or inadequately marked small arms and light weapons to be used for non-military purposes is prevented at the point of manufacturing and importing.

[SALW = small arms and light weapons]

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