EUP2P Outreach Project - Ad Hoc Seminar for Chile
Within the framework of the ATT Outreach Project II (ATT-OP II), BAFA organised an ad hoc Seminar in Chile on April 25-26 2018 in Santiago. Topics covered the goals, obligations and requirements of the ATT, brokering controls, licensing, record keeping and risk assessment. This seminar contributed to the awareness of the requirements and obligations among Chilean stakeholders from different Ministries (among them the Ministry of Defence, Ministry of the Interior and Public Security and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs), Customs and other agencies involved. Furthermore, during the sessions single practical aspects of building an efficient national export control system were tackled, such as how to set up a comprehensive control list, how to organise the licensing process in an efficient and compliant way and how to assure a smooth interagency cooperation in line with information security needs. In conclusion, the Ad Hoc Seminar provided the Chilean participants the opportunity discuss important challenges linked to the implementation of the ATT.
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.