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.
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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:
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
(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
(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
(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.
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
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.
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
The STATUTES of the
International Permanent Commission (C. I. P.)
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.
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
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
The official language of the International Permanent Commission is French.
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.
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.