BAFA delivers Roadmap Activity I of the European Union Partner-2-Partner Export Control Programme for Arms-ATT (EUP2P ATT) in Peru

Activity description

As part of the EUP2P ATT project, the purpose of this assistance activity was twofold: a) deliver a workshop on Practical Tools to Strengthen Licensing Processes and Inter-Agency Cooperation for the Transfer of Arms and Ammunitions, and b) facilitate an Arms Identification and Stockpile Management Training and Assessment Visit for the Armed Forces and the National Regulatory Entity for Security Services, Firearms, Ammunition and Explosives for Civil Use (SUCAMEC). These two topics were identified as priorities during the initial visit to Peru. The first workshop was concerned with the setup of a national system for the control of conventional arms transfers and focused on key topics such as interagency cooperation models in the licensing process, the control list, risk assessment and ATT criteria as well as ATT reporting requirements. Experts from Austria, Germany and Spain supported the event. The second part of the roadmap – led by the United Nations Regional Centre for Peace, Disarmament and Development in Latin America and the Caribbean (UNLIREC) and the Bundeswehr Verification Centre, Germany was the first of three designed to support the Peruvian Armed Forces and SUCAMEC in conducting assessments of their storage units to not only ensure the safety of those working in the area of their warehouses but to also prevent the diversion of ATT-relevant material.

Project description

The goal of the European Union Partner-to-Partner (EU P2P) Export Control Programme for Arms-ATT, formerly referred to as the EU ATT Outreach Project (EU ATT-OP), is to support the early entry into force and effective implementation of the ATT. Upon request, the project will support a number of States in strengthening their arms Transfer controls systems with a view to being able to implement the ATT. The project also aims to increase awareness and ownership of the ATT at national and regional levels and therein contribute to its universalisation. The EU P2P has three different components: 1) Tailored National Assistance Programmes; 2) Ad-hoc Activities; and 3) Regional Seminars. National assistance programmes are developed in close cooperation with partner countries. Key elements of national assistance programmes are: an initial needs assessment visit; inclusive roadmap development; and, practical support follow up activities. The project is implemented by BAFA and co-funded between the EU and the Government of the Germany.

Type of Activity
Institutional capacity-building
Technical material or financial assistance
Focus of Activity
Control list
International instruments
Inventory and stockpile management
Reporting on arms transfers
Risk assessments
Small arms and light weapons (SALW) controls
Transfer controls
German Federal Office for Economic Affairs and Export Control (BAFA)
European Union (EU)
Contact Details

Federal Office for Economic Affairs and Export Control (BAFA)
Division 225
Address: Frankfurter Str. 29 – 35, 65760 Eschborn, Germany
Phone: +49 6196 908-2602
Fax: +49 6196 908 11-2602

European External Action Service
Directorate for Security Policy and Conflict Prevention
B-1049 Brussels