On The Convention On The Recognition Of Proofmarks On Small Arms

Original Language Title: o Úmluvě o uznávání zkušebních značek ručních palných zbraní

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70/1975 Sb.


Minister of Foreign Affairs

of 22 March. January 1975

the Convention for the reciprocal recognition of proofmarks on small arms

On 1 May 2004. July 1969 was in Brussels agreed on the Convention on mutual

recognition of proofmarks on small arms.

On behalf of the Czechoslovak Socialist Republic, the Convention was signed in

Done at Brussels, 6. May 1970.

Convention entered into force, pursuant to article VI on 3 June 2006. July

1971 and for the Czechoslovak Socialist Republic on the day of 20. may


Czech translation of the Convention shall be published at the same time.


ing. Now in r.


on reciprocal recognition of proofmarks on small arms

The Government of the Federal Republic of Germany, the Republic of Austria, the Belgian

Kingdom of Spain, the Republic of Chile, of the Spanish State, the French Republic,

The Italian Republic and the Czechoslovak Socialist Republic:

Recognizing that the Convention of 15. July 1914, closed in order to establish

uniform rules for the mutual recognition of the official proofmarks

small arms, no longer corresponds to the requirements of modern technology,

They agreed on the following provisions:

Article. (I)

There is hereby established the International Permanent Commission for tests of small arms,

also known as the International Permanent Commission, abbreviated as C. I. P.

Its mission is to:

(1) to determine, first, the unit, which will serve as the master

instruments for measuring pressure when fired, and on the procedures for the official

the measurement, in order to obtain and nejpraktičtějšího pressure,

that are developing consumer and test the hub:

and for hunting, target) and defensive weapons, with the exception of weapons

intended for land, maritime or air war; a Contracting Party may

Nevertheless, enjoy, for all or some of these weapons, adopted by the

the instruments and procedures for measurement;

b) for all other annual equipment, weapons or equipment for

industrial or commercial purposes that are not listed above and for which

the explosive filling is used for firing missiles either or some

mechanical parts and the testing of the International Permanent Commission

has recognized as necessary.

These instruments will be referred to as "master".

(2) Determine the nature and implementation of official examinations, which must be

made to the weapons and equipment referred to in paragraphs 1 a) and (b)), to

was totally guarantee their safety.

These tests will be referred to as "sample exams".

(3) for master devices and their use, as well as in

sample tests all use, as well as in sample tests

all improvements, modifications, or additions required advances in measurement,

in the production of small arms and equipment for industrial or

trade purposes, as well as ammunition to them.

(4) examine the question of the unification of the dimensions of the firing Chambers of small arms,

that are the subject of trade and the way their inspection and testing


(5) examine the laws and regulations relating to the official examination manual

small arms, issued by Governments, in order to determine whether the

comply with the provisions adopted pursuant to paragraph 2.

(6) a Claim in which the Contracting States corresponds to the implementation of the

testing the sample testing referred to in paragraph 2, and publish an overview of the patterns

brands used by official laboratories of these States as at present,

so at the time of the signing of the Convention of 15. July 1914.

(7) the undoing of the declarations referred to in paragraph 6 and edit overview

tag designs, as soon as the conditions laid down in paragraph 6 will no longer be

are being met.

Article II

Marks the official services of each party will be recognized in the

territory of the other Contracting Parties, provided that for them will be made

the Declaration referred to in article I, paragraph 6.

Article. (III)

The composition and powers of the International Permanent Commission are determined by the statutes,

which are annexed to this Convention. The statutes are an integral part of the Convention.

Article IV

In case of doubt or dispute regarding the interpretation or application of the

one of the technical points, as established by decision of the international standing

the Commission pursuant to article I of the Convention and article 5 of the articles of Association, the

the Government concerned, the international opinion of the Standing Committee.

Article. In

This Convention shall be open for signature from 1. July 1969.


(1) each signatory Government shall notify the Government of the Kingdom of the fulfilment of the

the constitutional requirements for the entry into force of this Convention.

(2) this Convention shall enter into force on the thirtieth day after the receipt of a third of the

These notifications.

(3) to the other signatory Governments this Convention shall enter into force on

the 30th day after that, when the Government of the Kingdom of Belgium has received the notification referred to in

paragraph 1).

Article. (VII)

(1) after the entry into force of this Convention, it will be able to access any

nesignatářská by the Government through the diplomatic channel to the Government of the Belgian

Kingdom shall submit a request for access, which connects the test regulations

valid on its territory.

The Government of the Kingdom of Belgium shall circulate the request and the attached regulations all

the Contracting Governments. Access takes effect, if all the Contracting

expressing approval of the Government. Does not respond if one of the Contracting Governments within the time limit

one year after the date on which the Government of the Kingdom of Belgium notified the Contracting

Parties that received a request, it will be deemed consent.

(2) the Government of the Kingdom of Belgium shall inform all Contracting Governments and

Secretary C. I. P. the date from which each new access becomes

an effective.

Article. (VIII)

(1) each Contracting Party may denounce this Convention at the earliest three years

then, when it came into force. Notice of termination shall be sent to the Government of

The Kingdom of Belgium and will take effect for a year, after which they were


(2) notice of a Contracting Party has effect only against itself.

Article. (IX)

The Government of the Kingdom of Belgium shall notify all signatory and acceding

the Governments of the date of receipt of notification pursuant to articles VI (1) and (3), VII and VIII


Article. X

Until the entry into force of the decisions adopted by the Commission according to the

Article 5, paragraph 1, of its Statute, shall remain in force: master

instruments for measuring pressure, and sample the tests described in annex I of the articles of Association

International Standing Committee, as well as the rules on minimum sizes

firing Chambers model instruments for measuring pressure, referred to in

Annex II to the Statute.

Article. XI

This Convention replaces the Convention of establishing uniform rules for

the mutual recognition of the official marks in tests of small arms and its

Annexes I and II, signed in Brussels on 15 May. July 1914.

Done at Brussels, 1 July 2002. July 1969 in Dutch, in a single

the original copy, which will be stored in the archives of the Government of the Belgian

the Kingdom, which shall issue each signatory and acceding to the Government's

a certified true copy of the same.

In witness whereof the undersigned, duly, permission for that purpose have signed

This Convention.

The STATUTES of the

International Permanent Commission (C. I. P.)

Article 1

International Permanent Commission for small arms test consists of

the delegates of each of the Contracting Parties. Each Contracting Party shall have one vote

regardless of the number of its delegates.

Article 2

1. At the end of each of its meetings shall elect the International Permanent Commission

the President of the next meeting of the delegates of the country in which this session will

take place.

2. If the implementation of article 1 of the Convention recognizes the Commission considers expedient to consistently

continue in certain research or experiments, can you meet me on the spot,

for those chosen, either by the Commission or as a Technical Subcommittee.

The President, in agreement with the delegations shall decide on the composition, purpose and work

sub-commissions. Technical Subcommittee from among their members shall elect a Chairman and a Secretary who

on behalf of the Technical Subcommittee will compile reports.

Article 3

Permanent Office, headed by a Director appointed by the Government of the Belgian

the Kingdom, in agreement with the Contracting Parties, is responsible for ensuring:

1. work of the Secretariat during the meeting of the Standing Committee, the International

2. in the period between meetings, reporting, administrative and archival

the service; for this reason, it concentrates the writings, documents and technical

publications, holds fingerprints officially approved proofmarks, sorts,

translates and informs the Contracting Parties any knowledge about the tests

small arms and equipment to industrial and trade

purposes, as well as about how the inspection and testing of their ammunition, and it

not only the parties but also to all other States.

The Permanent Bureau shall have its seat in Belgium.

Article 4

1. the Commission shall be convened by the international permanent permanent Office. May be convened

at the request of one of the delegations of the Contracting Parties; It must be convened if the

at least two delegations of the Contracting Parties so request.

2. For this purpose, each Contracting Party shall inform of any change in the

in the list of its delegates to the Government of the Kingdom of Belgium, which

inform the Office. Experts may be invited as consultants to participate in the

technical meetings of the subcommittees to discuss certain limited


3. at the meeting of the international standing Committee can be considered common consent

of the parties accepted an observer State at nesignatářského

the conditions that he was officially appointed his Government. If the Government asks,

on three sessions of consecutive deputized

the observer, for access to the Convention, is not allowed representation at

other meetings.

4. at the technical meeting of the sub-commissions experts may be invited

non-subscribing States as advisers to negotiate a certain limited

issues, at the request of the Chairman of the Sub-Commission shall be with the consent of all members

the Technical Subcommittee.

Article 5

1. The Contracting Parties shall entrust the International Permanent Commission to receive all

the necessary decisions within the framework of the objectives set out in article I of the Convention.

2. Permanent Office announces through the Governments of the Kingdom

Contracting Parties of the decision adopted by the Permanent Commission, in particular

drawings and plans of model instruments for measuring pressures, tables

standard sizes of ammunition Chambers and rounds of ammunition, as well as a description of the

internationally recognised test marks. These documents, the Commission still

to be added.

Article 6

To ensure compliance with the foregoing provisions, a Contracting

the parties through the diplomatic channel to the Government of the Kingdom of Belgium with a view to

the handover of the permanent Office of the laws, decrees and directives relating to

testing of the annual small arms, as well as any other relevant

documents that are required by the Office.

Article 7

1. for decisions of international standing committee vote either at the meeting

or written way.

2. a decision shall be taken by a simple majority of the votes of the delegations present

or represented, provided that the number of votes is equal to at least 2/3

the total number of Member Governments of the International standing of the Commission.

Abstentions, votes or ballots blank or

invalid will not be considered as votes cast.

In the case of a tie, the vote of the President is decisive.

3. If, however, the recognition of proofmarks some Contracting Parties,

the Contracting Party has the right to vote.

4. At the meeting, the Contracting Party may, in the case that it cannot

to attend, give to represent another Contracting Party within the limits of the power of Attorney

empowered by the Government.

5. When voting on the way to the delegation's written responses to the six-month

the time limit, they shall notify the Director of the Permanent Office of the letter requiring

the acknowledgement of receipt. This period shall be counted from the receipt of the notification of the

setting a deadline.

In the absence of a reply within this time limit, shall be considered as abstention

the vote.

Article 8

1. decisions become effective if, within six months after the

notification under article 5 paragraph 2 no Contracting Party does not

resistance or does not make a reservation with the Government of the Kingdom of Belgium.

If a party raises the resistance against a decision, shall vest in the

This decision is effective against the other Contracting Parties.

In the event that a Contracting Party shall make a reservation to an

decision, that decision shall not take effect until this Contracting

party not withdrawn their reservations.

The date the appeal is deemed to be the date of receipt of notification sent to the Government of

The Kingdom of Belgium.

The Government of the Kingdom of Belgium shall notify the International Permanent Commission each

resistance, reservation or withdrawal of the reservations.

2. with regard to the decision taken by the Commission in accordance with article I, paragraph 7

The Convention, the Contracting Party whose trial tag or tags are not already

recognised and must be removed from the official list, is not entitled to

be given to the resistance or reservations.

Article 9

The official language of the International Permanent Commission is French.

Article 10

The cost of Permanent offices carry together all the Contracting States. General

expenses, allowances and travel expenses of delegates of the International Permanent Commission when

plenary meeting of the Commission or at a meeting of the sub-commissions or their

relations with the permanent offices of the Governments concerned bear.

Article 11

These statutes have the same force and duration as the Convention, which

are an integral part of it.

Done at Brussels, 1 July 2002. July 1969 in Dutch, in a single

the original copy.

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