Working Group on Effective Treaty Implementation (WGETI)

Overview

The Working Group on Effective Treaty Implementation (WGETI) was established by the Second Conference of States Parties to the ATT in 2016 and became a standing Working Group of the Conference by decision of the Third Conference of States Parties to the Arms Trade Treaty in 2017.


Chairs

The WGETI was co-chaired by Ambassador Sabrina Dallafior, of Switzerland, and Ambassador Elayne Whyte Gómez, of Costa Rica from CSP2 to CSP3. Ambassador Dallafior served as Chair of the WGETI from CSP3 to CSP4 and continues to serve as the Chair of the WGETI.


Sub-working groups

Ambassador Dallafior established three Sub-working groups of the WGETI to focus on specific areas of Treaty implementation, and appointed facilitators for the SUb-working groups as follows:

  • Article 5 (General Implementation): Mr. Leonard Tettey, of Ghana
  • Articles 6 & 7: (Prohibitions, Export and Export Assessment): Mr. Daniel Nord, of Sweden
  • Article 11 (Diversion): Mr. Damien Chifley of Australia, followed by Ms. Tina Matheson, of Australia


Meetings

The following meetings of the WGETI have taken place:


Documentation


The documents made available to support the meetings of the WGETI are available here:

In addition, the WGETI submits an annual report to the Conference of States Parties:



Presentations

CSP3 Preparatory process

The following presentations were delivered during the the first meeting of the WGETI on 06-07 February 2017:

  1. ATT Secretariat: Trends arising from Initial Reports submitted by States Parties (available here)
  2. German Federal Office for Economic Affairs and Export Control (BAFA): ATT Implementation Asistance Projects (available here)
  3. Geneva Centre for Security Policy (GCSP): Reflections on Training (available here)
  4. Saferworld: Case study on implementation in Liberia

CSP4 Preparatory process

The following presentations were delivered during the meeting of the WGETI on 06-07 March 2018:

  1. Sweden Inspectorate of Strategic Products (available here)
  2.  ATT Secretariat: Status of Article 5 Implementation and NPCs (available here)




The following presentations were delivered during the meeting of the WGETI on29-30 May 2018:

  1. Japan METI : Overview of Japan's Strategic Trade Control (available here)
  2. Wassenaar Arrangement - National Control Lists (available here)
  3. Costa Rica - Implementation of Article 5 (available here)
  4. Jamaica - Implementation of Article 5 (available here)
  5. Côte d'Ivoire - Implementation of Article 5 (available here)



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