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

Activity description

As part of the EUP2P ATT project, the German Federal Office for Economic Affairs and Export Control (BAFA) held this second national seminar with the main objective of raising awareness of the Arms Trade Treaty (ATT) among law enforcement agencies and support them in their risk analysis and identification of arms, ammunitions and parts and components. The overall purpose of this workshop was to carry out the second road map activity for Colombia and offer a platform to exchange implementation experiences. Five international experts from Germany, Spain and UNLIREC supported the event in which several Colombian authorities involved in arms Transfer controls participated, including among others INDUMIL, the Office of the Attorney General of Colombia, the National Taxes and Customs Direction (DIAN) and the Department for the Commercial Control of Arms, Munition and Explosives (DCCA). The first day of the meeting explored the scope of the Treaty in the area of risk assessment for customs and police officers. The second day featured in depth presentations on the scope of the ATT with regards to the items covered. In addition to useful exercises on UNROCA definitions, their benefits and potential gaps and the identification and classification of ammunition. UNLIREC facilitated exercises and gave presentations on “Export Assessment” and “Arms Identification”.

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
Border controls
International instruments
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