EUP2P Outreach Project II - First Roadmap Activity in Jamaica
Within the framework of the ATT Outreach Project II (ATT-OP II), this First Roadmap Activity for Jamaica took place on 1-2 November 2018 in Kingston, Jamaica. During this two-days workshop, experts from Hungary, St. Lucia, Sweden and the United Kingdom shared their expertise concerning "effective ATT implementation and Strategic Trade Management". Following an introduction to the EU ATT-OP II, the current status quo of ATT implementation and Strategic Trade Controls in Jamaica was discussed in depth. The participants and EU experts progressed with the elaboration of the next ATT-OP roadmap for Jamaica. Furthermore, the practical and legal aspects of brokering controls, the nexus between UNSCR 1540 (2004) and the ATT, the Jamaica's new firearms legislation as well as national procedures for tackling arms trafficking have been also discussed during the two days of the workshop.
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