EU ATT Outreach Project II - Third Roadmap Activity for Zambia

Activity description

On 17 – 18 July 2019, BAFA organized the Third Roadmap for Zambia that took place in Lusaka, Zambia within the framework of the EU Arms Trade Treaty Outreach Project (EU ATT OP II) based on EU Council Decision 2017/915/CFSP.

At this roadmap activity inter– agency cooperation and the national implementation of the ATT was jointly discussed. Here, the draft of the legislation was illustrated followed by a presentation of the ATT implementation in Nigeria. Furthermore, reporting requirements of the ATT and risk assessment and risk management from a licensing and customs perspective was discussed and an outlook on the progress of drafting the national control list was given by the Zambian focal point.

BAFA was supported by experts from Croatia, Nigeria, Hungary and Malta.

Project description

The goal of 'EU ATT Outreach Project' 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 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. 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. The project is implemented by BAFA and co-funded between the EU and the Government of the Federal Republic of Germany.

Type of Activity
Institutional capacity-building
Legal or legislative assistance
Focus of Activity
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

German Federal Office for Economic Affairs and Export Control (BAFA) Division 225

Frankfurter Str. 29 – 35, 65760 Eschborn, Germany

Tel. +49 6196 908-2602

Fax. +49 6196 908 11-2602