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The agreement on cooperation of the State Parties of the Commonwealth of Independent States in fight against illegal manufacture and turnover of firearms, ammunition, explosives and destructive devices

of November 14, 2008

The governments of the State Parties of the Commonwealth of Independent States which further are referred to as with the Parties

expressing concern in connection with increase in scales of illegal manufacture and turnover of firearms, ammunition, explosives and destructive devices,

noting that for making of crimes are even more often used firearms, ammunition, explosives and destructive devices,

recognizing that illegal manufacture and turnover of firearms, ammunition, explosives and destructive devices are acquired by transnational nature and fight against them requires interaction and coordination of efforts within the international community,

proceeding from the joint aspiration to conduct effective fight against illegal manufacture and turnover of firearms, ammunition, explosives and destructive devices,

being guided by international treaties in this sphere which participants are the Parties, and also the national legal system, agreed as follows:

Article 1

For the purposes of this agreement the listed below concepts mean:

"ammunition" - the objects of arms and metayemy equipment intended for defeat of the purpose and containing explosive, throwing, pyrotechnic or vyshibny charges or their combination;

"explosive" - the condensed chemical or mix of the substances capable under the influence of external impacts to the bystry self-extending chemical transformation (explosion) with allocation of large amount of heat and gaseous products;

"destructive device" - the industrial or self-made product which is functionally uniting explosive and the device for explosion initiation;

"controlled delivery" - the operational search action connected with transportation on the territory of one or several states of the Parties of firearms, ammunition, explosives and destructive devices, performed from permission and under control of competent authorities;

"competent authorities" - public authorities of the states of the Parties to which according to the national legal system of the states of the Parties tasks of the prevention and fight against illegal manufacture and turnover of firearms, ammunition, explosives and destructive devices are assigned; "illegal manufacture of weapon" - production of firearms, unauthorized according to the national legal system of the states of the Parties, the main parts of firearms, ammunition, explosives and destructive devices;

"arms trafficking" - the turnover of firearms, ammunition, explosives and destructive devices performed in defiance of the national legal system of the states of the Parties;

"firearms" - the weapon intended for mechanical defeat of the purpose at distance by the shell receiving directed movement due to energy of powder or other charge and also its main parts;

"the main parts of firearms" - trunk, lock, drum, frame, receiver.

Article 2

1. The parties perform cooperation in the prevention, identification, suppression and disclosure of the crimes connected with illegal manufacture and traffic in weapons through competent authorities of the states.

2. The list of competent authorities is determined by each Party and transferred to depositary in case of delivery of the notification on accomplishment of the interstate procedures necessary for the introduction of this agreement to force.

Each of the Parties within 30 days in writing notifies depositary on changes of the list of competent authorities.

Article 3

1. The parties perform cooperation in the following directions:

enhancement of the contractual legal base of cooperation of the Parties and assistance of harmonization of the legislation of the states of the Parties in the sphere of fight against illegal manufacture and traffic in weapons;

development of the approved strategy and joint efforts of fight against illegal manufacture and traffic in weapons;

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