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Italy. 2007 ‘National Marking System Used in Manufacture and/or Import - Marking.’ National Report of Italy 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. 2-3. New York, NY: Permanent Mission of Italy to the United Nations. 1 January
National Marking System Used in Manufacture and/or Import - Marking
Italy ratified the UN Convention against Transnational Crime and its Protocols (including the Protocol against the Illicit Manufacturing of and Trafficking in Firearams, Their Parts and Components and Ammunition) on March 16, 2007 with Law no 146/2006. Italian Law on firearms (in this case L. 110/75) has been amended accordingly.
In particular manufacture and import marking has been introduced that permit the identification of each firearms through some information, such as: a unique serial number, the year of import, the country of origin and the marking of the Italian Republic or other marking in case of arms imported from a country outside the EU. Detailed procedures indicated in previous reports submitted by Italy still apply.