EU ATT Outreach Project II - Second Roadmap Activity for Malaysia
On 29 – 30 April 2019, the Second Roadmap Activity for Malaysia under the second phase of the EU Arms Trade Treaty Outreach Project (EU-ATT OP II) was conducted by BAFA in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
This workshop was based on the findings in the Initial Visit from 28– 29 November 2018 and the comprehensive Roadmap Document drafted afterwards and was conducted back-to-back with Roadmap Activity 1 (25– 26 April 2019). 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.
The first day kicked off with an introduction into the ATT article 5 followed by a presentation from Malaysia on the status quo in the country with respect to the provisions in this ATT article. Afterwards, experts gave best practice examples, case studies and introductions into the export control systems of various countries inside and outside the EU in order to show Malaysians ways of handling the obligations set out in the Treaty.
The second day started with an introduction into the ATT article 11 followed by a presentation from Malaysia on the status quo in the country with respect to the provisions in this ATT article. Afterwards, experts elaborated on different categories of diversion and adequate diversion countermeasures. Best practice examples, case studies and introductions into the export control systems of Latvia, Germany and the Philippines aimed to give Malaysian participants insight into the practice in different countries.
BAFA was supported by ATT experts from Germany, Latvia, the Philippines and Conflict Armament Research.
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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