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Peru. 2010 ‘Registration, Marking and Tracing of Small Arms and Light Weapons (Registro, marcaje y rastreo de armas pequeñas y ligeras).’ National Report of Peru 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); I, p. 1. New York, NY: Permanent Mission of Peru to the United Nations. 1 June

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Registro, marcaje y rastreo de armas pequeñas y ligeras

I. Medidas adoptadas para marcar debidamente las armas pequeñas y ligeras en
poder de las Fuerzas Armadas y de Seguridad del Estado para su propio uso.

La legislación peruana prevé normas para el marcaje de armas y municiones de usa civil, fabricadas en territorio nacional, pero no existe normativa para el control del marcaje de las armas y municiones importadas. La DICSCAMEC es la autoridad peruana que tiene la responsabilidad del control de marcaje y actualmente solo exige que las armas importadas tengan un numero que las identifique.

Esta pendiente estandarizar el marcaje que deben tener las armas de guerra y sus municiones adquiridas par las Fuerzas Armadas y Policia Nacional.

Sólo las armas de guerra adquiridas por las Fuerzas Armadas, hasta los años 70, tienen el sello de la Republica del Peru y el nombre de la instituciones estampadas en ellas y las armas adquiridas en las ultimas decadas solo disponen de números de serie, modelo, calibre y nombre del fabricante, que es el estándar en otros paises.

En el caso de la PNP, sólo las armas de fuego adquiridas antes de la integración de las ex fuerzas policiales llevan el escudo institucional.

Sin embargo, se requiere de una normativa estandarizada sobre el marcaje que deben tener dichas armas y sus municiones, requiriendo su implementación en concordancia con las normas y acuerdos internacionales vigentes.

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Registration, Marking and Tracing of Small Arms and Light Weapons

I. Measures taken to properly mark small arms and light weapons in the hands of the military and state security.

Peruvian law provides rules for the marking of weapons and ammunition that are used by civilians and manufactured within the country, but there are no regulations to control the marking of arms and ammunition that are imported. DICSCAMEC is the Peruvian authority that has responsibility for the control of marking and currently only requires that imported arms have a number that identifies them.

[Peru] is inclined to standardise the marking of the weapons of war and ammunition acquired by the Armed Forces and National Police.

Only weapons of war purchased by the Armed Forces, until the 1970s, have the seal of the Republic of Peru and the institutions name stamped on them. Weapons acquired in recent decades only have the serial numbers, the model, calibre and the manufacturer's name, which is the standard in other countries.

Regarding the PNP, only the firearms acquired before the integration of the former police forces bear the institutional shield.

However, there are required standardised rules on marking that the current weapons and ammunition should have, such as the required implementation of rules in accordance with international agreements.

[PNP = Peruvian National Police; DICSCAMEC = General Directorate for the Control of Security Services and Control of Firearms, Ammunition and Explosives for Civil Use]

ID: Q5741

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