EUP2P ATT-OP Study visit for Ghanaian Export Control Officers and Customs Officials to London

Activity description

As part of the EU-ATT Outreach Programme (EU-ATT OP), BAFA, in cooperation with the British Border Force, organised a study visit for customs and enforcement officials from Ghana in London. The workshop included practical training and exercises in combination with on-site visits and presentations and discussions around export control and customs control related topics. The event brought together ten delegates from Ghana representing national ATT stakeholders from the National Commission on Small Arms and Light Weapons (NACSA), the Ghana Police Service, the Ghana Armed Forces, the Ghana Customs Authority and the Office of the Attorney General and Minister of Justice Office.


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
Sensitization and outreach
Focus of Activity
Border controls
International instruments
Risk assessments
Transfer controls
Transit and trans-shipment 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