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A-63: INTER-AMERICAN CONVENTION AGAINST THE ILLICIT MANUFACTURING OF AND
TRAFFICKING IN FIREARMS, AMMUNITION, EXPLOSIVES, AND OTHER RELATED MATERIALS
ADOPTED AT: WASHINGTON D.C.                                             
DATE: 11/14/97
CONF/ASSEM/MEETING: TWENTY-FOURTH SPECIAL SESSION OF THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY 
OF THEORGANIZATION OF AMERICAN STATES                             
ENTRY INTO FORCE: 07/01/98   IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE ARTICLE XXV OF THE        
CONVENTION                                       
DEPOSITORY: GENERAL SECRETARIAT OAS (ORIGINAL INSTRUMENT AND RATIFICATIONS)
TEXT:                                                             
UN REGISTRATION:   /  /    No.         Vol.       
OBSERVATIONS:                                                             
GENERAL INFORMATION OF THE TREATY: A-63
COUNTRY SIGNATURE RATIFICATION/ACCESSION DEPOSIT INFORMATION*
Antigua & Barbuda 11/14/97 03/12/03 03/27/03 RA -
Argentina 11/14/97 08/13/01 10/09/01 RA Yes
Bahamas 04/15/98 06/05/98 07/30/98 RA -
Barbados 04/06/01 06/04/04 06/07/04 RA -
Belize 11/14/97 11/17/97 01/12/98 RA -
Bolivia 11/14/97 02/12/99 04/29/99 RA Yes
Brazil 11/14/97 08/26/99 09/28/99 RA -
Canada 11/14/97 - - -
Chile 11/14/97 09/15/03 10/23/03 RA -
Colombia 11/14/97 01/22/03 02/05/03 RA -
Costa Rica 11/14/97 11/22/00 04/26/01 RA Yes
Dominica - 09/14/04 10/20/04 AD -
Dominican Republic 11/14/97 02/26/09 04/24/09 RA -
Ecuador 11/14/97 06/08/99 06/23/99 RA Yes
El Salvador 11/14/97 01/08/99 03/18/99 RA -
Grenada 11/14/97 11/29/01 01/16/02 RA -
Guatemala 11/14/97 09/09/02 02/05/03 RA -
Guyana 11/14/97 04/07/08 06/09/08 RA -
Haiti 11/14/97 02/07/07 04/20/07 RA -
Honduras 11/14/97 10/13/04 11/23/04 RA -
Jamaica 11/14/97 - - -
Mexico 11/14/97 05/19/98 06/01/98 RA -
Nicaragua 11/14/97 08/24/99 11/09/99 RA -
Panama 11/14/97 06/17/99 09/28/99 RA Yes
Paraguay 11/14/97 09/19/00 04/04/01 RA -
Peru 11/14/97 06/04/99 06/08/99 RA -
St. Kitts & Nevis 11/14/97 05/10/04 05/25/04 RA -
St. Lucia 06/03/98 01/23/03 04/30/03 RA -
St. Vincent & Grenadines 11/14/97 08/06/12 08/17/12 RA -
Suriname 11/14/97 03/14/08 05/05/08 RA -
Trinidad & Tobago 05/12/98 01/23/04 02/13/04 RA -
United States 11/14/97 - - -
Uruguay 11/14/97 05/24/01 07/20/01 RA Yes
Venezuela 11/14/97 04/02/02 05/14/02 RA -
REF = REFERENCE 					INST = TYPE OF INSTRUMENT
D = DECLARATION 					RA = RATIFICATION
R = RESERVATION 					AC = ACCEPTANCE
INFORMA = INFORMATION REQUIRED BY THE TREATY		AD = ACCESSION
*DECLARATIONS/RESERVATIONS/DENUNCIATIONS/WITHDRAWALS
A-63: INTER-AMERICAN CONVENTION AGAINST THE ILLICIT MANUFACTURING OF AND
TRAFFICKING IN FIREARMS, AMMUNITION, EXPLOSIVES, AND OTHER RELATED MATERIALS

1.- Argentina.- Reservation: entered upon depositing the instrument of ratification.

"The Argentine Republic enters a reservation to Article 1, Definitions, paragraph 3, Firearms, of the Convention inasmuch as it excludes from the definition of firearms the phrase "except old, pre-twentieth century firearms or reproductions of them" at the end of said paragraph.

October 9, 2001.

 

2.- Uruguay.- On June 2, 2004, Uruguay appointed as single point of contact pursuant to Article XIV of The Inter-American Convention Against the Illicit Manufacturing of and Trafficking in Firearms, Ammunition, Explosives, and Other Related Materials:

1-a    Servicio Material y Armamento del Ejército Nacional (National Army Material And Arms Department, SMA)
        Director: Colonel Hugo A. Garciacelay
        Address: Avenida de las Instrucciones 1925
        C.P. 12400 Montevideo, Uruguay
        Telephone: (582) 369-1110
        E-mail:
sma@ejercito.mil.uy

1-b    Registro Nacional de Armas (R.N.A.) de Servicio de Material y Armamento (National Arms Register of the SMA)
        Head of the R.N.A: Coronel Miguel A. De Cuadro
        Address: Avenida de las Instrucciones 1925
        C.P. 12400 Montevideo, Uruguay
        Telephone/fax: (5982) 355-4153
       
E-mail: armassma@ejercito.mil.uy

 

3.-Ecuador.-Designation of Central Authority (March 1, 2005)

On March 1, 2005, Ecuador appointed the National Authority in charge of the bestowal of arms authorizations or licenses:


Coronel Patricio Ochoa
Director of the Departamento de Control de Armas del Comando Conjunto de las Fuerzas Armadas
Primera División del Ejército “Shyris”
Address: Avenida Pedro Vicente Maldonado, Barrio San Bartolo, Quito, Ecuador
Telefax: 011 5932 268 5013

 

On July 13, 2012, Ecuador  informed on the designation of the "Sr. Contralmirante Gustavo Páez Guamán - Director de Logística y el Sr. Coronel Washington Buñay Guevara - Jefe del Departamento de Control de Armas del Comando Conjunto de las Fuerzas Armadas" as the Central Authority for the purpose of the Inter-American Convention Against the Illicit Manufacturing of and Trafficking in Firearms, Ammunition, Explosives, and Other Related Materials.

 

4.-Panama.-Designation of Point of Contact

On May 26, 2005, Panama appointed the Dirección Institucional en Asuntos de Seguridad Pública del Ministerio de Gobierno y Justicia as point of contact for the purposes related to the Inter-American Convention against the Illicit Manufacturing of and Trafficking in Firearms, Ammunition, Explosives, and Other Related Materials.

Director: Dr. Luis Adames
Telephone: 507-212-2152, 507-212-2153
Fax: 507-212-2154
E-mail: ladames@gobiernoyjusticia.gob.pa

 

5. -Belize.-

On August 7, 2011, Bolivia informed on the designation of the "Ministerio de Defensa" as the Central Authority for the purpose of the Inter-American Convention against the Illicit Manufacturing of and Trafficking in Firearms, Ammunition, Explosives and Other Related Materials.

 

6. -Costa Rica.-

On July 26, 2013, Costa Rica informed on the designation of the "Oficina de Asesoría Técnica y Relaciones Internacionales (OATRI) - Ministerio Público, Fiscalía General de la República de Costa Rica" as the central authority for the Inter-American Convention Against the Illicit Manufacturing of and Trafficking in Firearms, Ammunition, Explosives, and Other Related Materials.

 

 

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