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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 Yes
Canada 11/14/97 - - -
Chile 11/14/97 09/15/03 10/23/03 RA Yes
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.

 

7. -Brazil.-

On April 18, 2011, Brazil informed on the designation of the "Ministerio de Justicia" 
as the Central Authority of the Inter-American Convention Against the Illicit Manufacturing of 
and Trafficking in Firearms, Ammunition, Explosives, and Other Related Materials.

 

8. -Chilel.-

On February 2, 2018, Chile informed the depository on the designation of the Unit for International Trade and Extradition of the National Prosecutor Office of the Public Ministry (Unidad de Comercio Internacional y Extradiciones de la Fiscalía Nacional del Ministerio Público) as the central authority for the following instruments:
- The Inter -American Convention on Mutual Assistance in Criminal Matters;
- The Inter-American Convention Against Corruption, and
- The Inter-American Convention Against Illicit Manufacturing of and Trafficking in Firearms, Ammunition, Explosives, and Other Related Materials.

 

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