During the Government meeting, the project regarding the adjustment of the normative framework was approved, by amending Law no. 130/2012 on the regime of weapons and ammunition for civilian use.
Legislative changes will ensure effective control of arms, munitions and ammunition import, export, re-export and transit operations, as well as the prompt identification of risks to national security and public order. At the same time, the completion of the legislation regulating the process of applying the traceability marking on imported or exported firearms, as well as on the surface of those introduced or permanently removed from the territory of the Republic of Moldova will contribute to the international prosecution of weapons lost, stolen or involved in crime. and increasing public safety and eradicating their illegal proliferation.
Thus, these legislative changes aim to promote the safety and protection of citizens, through reliable mechanisms for the control of civilian weapons, and the Republic of Moldova will be in a safe space and outside risk areas. We note that the assistance of the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE), the Assistance Department of the Center for Conflict Prevention / the Forum for Security Cooperation (CPC / FSC), the South East European Agency for Control was requested. Small Arms and Light Weapons (SEESAC).
At the same time, in the process of evaluating the proposed amendments in the field of control of firearms and ammunition, in particular in providing information on the concordance of national law with a number of international instruments on the control of firearms and ammunition contributed: European Union Directive on Firearms Fire, the UN Protocol against the Illicit Manufacturing of and Trafficking in Firearms, the United Nations International Instrument and the relevant OSCE Guide to International Best Practices.