EU ATT Outreach Project II - Initial Assessment Visit to Malaysia
BAFA conducted the Initial Visit to Malaysia in the framework of EU ATT-OP II on 28– 29 November 2018 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
Malaysia signed the treaty in 2013, but did not ratify yet. They filed a request for assistance in September 2018 and became a roadmap partner country.
The identified topics included:
- Clarification of articles 5, 6, 7 and 11 of the treaty vis-à-vis Malaysian legislation
- Establishment of guidelines for procedures of risk assessment below law level
- Inter-agency cooperation
- Regional and International Cooperation
- Enforcement Training
The EU project brought together national ATT stakeholders from the Attorney General’s Chamber, Customs Department, Malaysian Maritime Enforcement Agency, Malaysian National Security Council, Ministry of Defence, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ministry of Home Affairs, Ministry of International Trade and Industry, and Royal Malaysia Police.
BAFA was supported by experts from Finland, UK and Latvia.
The goal of 'EU ATT Outreach Project (EU ATT-OP)', as part of the European Union Partner-to-Partner (EUP2P) Export Control Programme, is to support the effective implementation of the ATT. Upon request, the project will support a number of States in strengthening their arms transfer control 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. A second edition of the project was initiated on 29 May 2017 by Council Decision 2017/915 and it is co-implemented by BAFA and Expertise France.The EU ATT Outreach Project 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.
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