1. Does your State maintain a national system for controlling or regulating:

[ Articles 3, 4, 5.2, 8, 9, and 10 ]

Export Yes
Import Yes
Transit / Transshipment by land Yes
Transit / Transshipment by sea Yes
Transit / Transshipment by air Yes
Brokering Yes
2. For which activities does your State maintain a national control list of conventional arms:

[ Articles 2.2 and 5.2 ]

Export Yes
Import Yes
Transit / Transshipment Yes
Brokering Yes
3. Does your national control list cover the following:

[ Articles 2.1, 3, 4, and 5.2 ]

Battle tanks [Article 2.1] Yes
Armored combat vehicles [Article 2.1] Yes
Large-caliber artillery systems [Article 2.1] Yes
Combat aircraft [Article 2.1] Yes
Attack helicopters [Article 2.1] Yes
Warships [Article 2.1] Yes
Missiles and missile launchers [Article 2.1] Yes
Small arms and light weapons [Article 2.1] Yes
Ammunition / Munitions for the above items [Article 3] Yes
Parts and components requiring control for the above items [Article 4] Yes
4. Is/are your national control list(s) publicly available?

[ Article 5.3 ]

1) If yes, please provide a copy or link to where your control list is made publicly available 2) If no, please provide a copy of your control list or provide information on the additional items that are covered Yes
http://www.akshe.gov.al/Doc/Vkm%20106.pd...
4a. Details / reference / web link / additional comments
5. Are the controlled items defined?

[ Article 5.3 ]

1) if yes, which definition(s) do you use? (e.g. Wassenaar, United Nations Register of Conventional Arms, National definitions, etc.) Yes
EU Military List (CSFP) (2010/C69/03)
1. Is the control of arms exports established in national legislation?

[ Article 5.5 ]

Yes
1a. Details / reference / web link / additional comments
  • http://www.akshe.gov.al/Doc/Vkm%20106.pdf
  • Law No. 9707, dated 5 April 2007 On State Import-Export Control of Military Goods and Dual-Use Goods and Technologies
2. Which Ministry/ies or government agency/ies is/are responsible for implementing controls on arms exports?

[ Article 5.5 ]

State Export Control Authority, Ministry of Defense, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, General Directorate Customs
3. Which Ministry or agency leads this process?

[ Article 5.5 ]

State Export Control Authority
4. Does your State take measures to ensure that all authorizations are detailed and issued prior to export?

[ Article 7.5 ]

If yes, what measures does your State take to ensure that all authorizations are detailed and issued prior to export? Yes
An export license is required prior to export. Before the issuing of the export license, the exporter must submit an application and comply with the administrative procedures. There is no legal possibility to export military goods without an export license approved by the Albanian State Export Control Authority.
5. Can your State reassess an authorization if your State becomes aware of new and relevant information?

[ Article 7.7 ]

Yes
5a. Details / reference / web link / additional comments
As prescript in the Law No. 9707, dated 5 April 2007 On State Import-Export Control of Military Goods and Dual-Use Goods and Technologies The State Export Control Authority may revoke or hold licenses, authorizations and international import certificates in abeyance:
  • In the event of an emergency involving national security needs and interest, or in order to ensure fulfillment of the international obligations of the Republic of Albania
  • If an entity goes into liquidation, in line with the relevant legal procedures.
  • If the entity involved in international transfers of goods goes bankrupt, and the relevant bankruptcy legal procedures are started against it.
  • If there is need for the State Export Control Authority to conduct additional expertise of the documents submitted by the entity involved in the international transfers of goods, which is applying for licence authorization, or international import certificate.
  • If notice is taken that the entity involved in international transfers of goods has violated the legislation, including legislation on export control, provided for in this Law.
6. Does your State maintain records of arms export authorizations?

[ Article 12.1 ]

Yes
6a. Details / reference / web link / additional comments
7. For how many years are records maintained?

[ Articles 12.1 and 12.4 ]

10 years
8. What information do the records contain?

[ Article 12.3 ]

Quantity Yes
Value Yes
Model / Type Yes
Importing State Yes
End-User Yes
Other (specify below) Yes
ML Code, exporter name, address
8a. Details / reference / web link / additional comments
9. Does your State maintain records of actual arms exports?

[ Article 12.1 ]

Yes
9a. Details / reference / web link / additional comments
10. For how many years are records maintained?

[ Articles 12.1 and 12.4 ]

10 years
11. What information do the records contain?

[ Article 12.3 ]

Quantity Yes
Value Yes
Model/ Type Yes
Importing State Yes
End-User Yes
Transit/ transshipment State(s) Yes
Other (specify below) Yes
ML Code, exporter name, address
12. Please provide any other information on export practices you would like to share.
1. Is the regulation of arms imports established in national legislation?

[ Article 8.2 ]

Yes
1a. Details / reference / web link / additional comments
2. Which Ministry/ies or government agency/ies is/are responsible for regulating arms imports?

[ Article 5.5 ]

State Export Control Authority, Ministry of Defense
3. Which Ministry or agency leads this process?

[ Article 5.5 ]

State Export Control Authority, Ministry of Defense
4. What measures does your State take to regulate imports?

[ Article 8.1 ]

Import license is obligatory for all the military items imported. If required by the exporter state, we issue End User certificate confirmed by the national authority (AKSHE), or International Import Certificate. Also, if required by the exporter state, we issue Delivery Verification certificate.
5. Does your State have measures in place to ensure that appropriate and relevant information is available to exporting States as part of their export assessment process?

[ Articles 8.1 and 11.3 ]

Yes
5a. Details / reference / web link / additional comments
As by the Law on Export Control, we are obliged to issue an End-User, International import certificate if there is a request by the exporting country. If it is required by the exporting country, we issue a delivery verification certificate. Also in accordance to Art. 113, we can share information regarding export-import-transit/transshipment authorizations issued by Albanian State Export Control Authority.
6. Does your State maintain records of arms imports?

[ Article 12.2 ]

Yes
6a. Details / reference / web link / additional comments
7. For how many years are records maintained?

[ Articles 12.2 and 12.4 ]

10 years
8. What information do the records contain?

[ Article 12.3 ]

Quantity Yes
Value Yes
Model / type Yes
Exporting State Yes
Transit / transshipment State(s) Yes
Other (please specify below) Yes
ML Code, exporter name, address, importer name, address
9. Please provide any other information on import practices you would like to share.
1. Is the regulation of transit and/or transshipment established in national legislation?

[ Article 9 ]

If yes, please provide the definition of transit and/or transshipment in your national legislation Yes
Transit: movement of goods from one foreign country to another via the customs-controlled territory of the Republic of Albania, being transported from one check-point to another or crossing the Albanian state border only once, except for cases where, in the course of this legal movement across the territory of the Republic of Albania, ownership of or the right to using these goods is transferred from one person to another.
1a. Details / reference / web link / additional comments
There is no definition of transshipment in our law. http://www.akshe.gov.al/LAW9707.pdf
2. Which Ministry/ies or government agency/ies is/are responsible for regulating arms transit and/or transshipment?

[ Article 5.5 ]

State Export Control Authority, Ministry of Defense
3. Which Ministry or agency leads this process?

[ Article 5.5 ]

State Export Control Authority, Ministry of Defense
4. What measures does your State take to regulate transit and/or transshipment under its jurisdiction?

[ Article 9 ]

By the Export Control Law, each transit activities with military items, need to be authorized with a Transit Authorization  issued by the Albanian State Export Control Authority.
5. Does your State maintain records of arms that are authorized to transit and/or transship territory under its jurisdiction?

[ Articles 12.2 and 12.4 ]

Yes
5a. Details / reference / web link / additional comments
6. For how many years are records maintained?

[ Article 12.4 ]

10 years
7. What information do the records contain?

[ Article 12.3 ]

Quantity Yes
Value Yes
Model / Type Yes
Exporting State Yes
Importing State Yes
Transit / Transshipment No
End-User Yes
Other (please specify below) Yes
transporter, means of transport (land, air, sea)
7a. Details / reference / web link / additional comments
8. Please provide any other information on transit and/or transshipment practices you would like to share.
1. Is the regulation of arms brokering established in national legislation?

[ Article 10 ]

If yes, please provide the definition of brokering used in your national legislation Yes
Brokering activity: any one action carried out by a trade entity in the Republic of Albania, either a legal or natural person, facilitating (acting as an intermediary) conduct of international transfers of goods designed for military purposes, including actions relating to financing and transportation of shipments, irrespective of the origin of these goods, and the territory in which such activity will take place.
1a. Details / reference / web link / additional comments
2. Which Ministry/ies or government agency/ies is/are responsible for implementing controls on arms brokering?

[ Article 5.5 ]

State Export Control Authority, Ministry of Defense
3. Which Ministry or agency leads this process?

[ Article 5.5 ]

State Export Control Authority, Ministry of Defense
4. Does your State take measures to regulate brokering taking place under your jurisdiction?

[ Article 10 ]

If yes, what measures does your State take to regulate brokering taking place under your jurisdiction? Yes
Under the law on Export Control, each natural or legal person that wants to engage in international transfer of military goods need to be registered at the State Export Control Authority (including brokers). Then for each activity (international transfer of military goods) that the broker wants to facilitate is obliged to submit a written application.
5. Please provide any other information on brokering practices you would like to share.
1. Does your State prohibit transfers of conventional arms:

[ Article 6 ]

If the transfer would violate obligations under measures adopted by the United Nations Security Council acting under Chapter VII, in particular arms embargoes? [Article 6.1] Yes
If the transfer would violate relevant international obligations under international agreements to which you are a party, in particular those relating to the transfer of, or illicit trafficking in, conventional arms? [Article 6.2] Yes
If you have knowledge at the time of authorization that the arms or items covered by your State's legislation would be used in the commission of genocide, crimes against humanity, grave breaches of the Geneva Conventions of 1949, attacks directed against civilian objects or civilians protected as such, or other war crimes as defined by international agreements to which you are a party? [Article 6.3] Yes
1a. Details / reference / web link / additional comments
Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Albanian State Export Control Authority(AKSHE), are the responsible authorities which cooperates, according to their competences, in the development of monitoring activities and in the application of embargoes and restrictive regimes for the export of strategic goods and the obligations which follow from applying the embargoes on the transport of strategic goods, decided by a UN Security Council resolution, on a common position approved by the EU and a OSCE decision, the decision of some NATO members or application of the legal acts of the relevant authorities of the Republic of Albania. In this framework, the application of restrictive regimes, another duty of the State’s Export Control Authority through the Ministry of Defense, is the preparation, the determination and application of sanctions, the preparation of the necessary methodological norms, mechanisms, procedures and Guidance for the application of control regimes on the strategic goods activities. This authority was given to AKSHE by the Decision of the Council of Minister no.43, of 16.01.2008, published on the Official Gazette No.8, Page 240, of 30.01.2008.
2. Please provide a list of the relevant international agreements to which you are a party.

[ Articles 6.2 and 6.3 ]

The Republic of Albania is member of:
  • Treaty on Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons (NPT), accession date: 28th of September 1990.
  • Chemical Weapons Convention (CWC), signed in January 1993, entered in force on the 29th of July 1993.
  • Biological and Toxic Weapons Convention (BTWC), accession date: 26th of March 1993.
  • Treaty on Comprehensive Nuclear Test Ban (CTBT), accession date: 23rd of April 2003.
The Republic of Albania participates in the following international regimes and agreements in the area of preventing the spread of weapons of mass destruction:
  • The European Union Code of Conduct on the arms export was approved by the Decision of the Council of Ministers no.604 on 28.08.2003.
  • The Protocol for Prohibiting the use in war of toxic, poison gas and germ weapons, Geneva 1925, accession date 25.12.1989, entered in force on 20.12.1989
  • Convention on the Prohibition of the Development, Production, Stockpiling and use of Chemical Weapons, and their Destruction, signed on: 14th of January 1993, ratified on: 11th of May 1994, entered in force on: 29th of April 1997
  • The Biological and Toxic Weapons Convention, accession date: 3rd of June 1992 (W), accession date: 11th of August 1992 (L), accession date: 26th of March 1993 (M), entered in force on: 3rd of June 1992
  • Nuclear non-proliferation treaty, accession date: 12th of September 1990 (L), 14th of September 1990 (M), 28th of September 1990 (W), entered in force on: 12th of September 1990
  • Convention on the Prohibition of the Development, Production, Stockpiling and use of Anti-Personnel Mines, and their Destruction, signed on: 8th of September 1998, ratified on: 29th of February 2000, entered in force on: 1st of August 2000
  • The Hague Code of Conduct against the Proliferation of Ballistic Missiles (HCOC) or (International Code of Conduct against the Proliferation of Ballistic Missiles) (ICOC), signed on: 25th of November 2002
  • Convention on Certain Types of Conventional Weapons Prohibition or Restriction, which can be harmful and have effects (by Protocols I, II, III), signed in Geneva on 10.October.1980, accession date: 28th of August 2002, entered in force on: 28th of February 2003
  • The additional protocol on the Convention on Certain Types of Conventional Weapons Prohibition or Restriction which can be harmful or have effects (Protocol IV, named the Protocol on Blinding Laser Weapons), assent date: 28th of August 2002, entered in force on: 28th of February 2003
  • Protocol on Prohibition or Restriction on the Use of Mines, Booby-Traps and other devices, modified on 03.05.1996 (Protocol II modified on the 3rd of May 1996), annexed to the Convention on Certain Types of Conventional Weapons Prohibition or Restriction, which can be harmful and have effects, signed in Geneva on 03.05.1996,
  • assent date: 28th of August 2002, entered in force on: 28th of February 2003
  • Amendment to the Convention on Certain Types of Conventional Weapons Prohibition or Restriction, assent date: 28th of August 2002, entered in force on: 28th of February 2003
  • The Protocol on Explosive Remnants of War from the Convention on Certain Types of Conventional Weapons Prohibition or Restriction, which can be harmful and have consequences (Protocol V), assent date: 12th of May 2006, entered in force on: 12th of November 2006
  • Convention on the Prohibition of the Development, Production, Stockpiling and use of Chemical Weapons, and their Destruction, signed on: 14th of January 1993, ratified on: 11th of May 1994, entered in force on: 11th of May 1994
  • Nuclear Test Ban Treaty (the treaty has not entered in force), signed on: 27th of September 1996, ratified on: 23rd of April 2003
  • Convention on the Prohibition of the Development, Production, Stockpiling and use of Anti-Personnel Mines, and their Destruction, signed on: 8th of September 1998, ratified on: 29th of February 2000, entered in force on: 1st of August 2000
  • Convention on Cluster Munitions, signed on: 3rd of December 2008, ratified on: 16th of June 2009
In the framework of International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) membership, the Republic of Albania is partner in the following international acts:
  • Agreement between the Republic of Albania and the Agency on the application of protective measures on all nuclear activities of Albania, signed on: 1st of July 1986, ratified on: 28th of January 1988, entered in force on: 25th of March 1988
  • Agreement on notes exchange between the Republic of Albania and IAEA regarding the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty, signed on the 31st of October and 28th of November 2002 .
  • The Agreement on the Privileges and the Immunities of IAEA, accession date: 10th of April 2003, entered in force on: 10th of April 2003
  • Convention on Early Notification of a Nuclear Accident, accession date: 30th of September 2003, entered in force on: 30th of October 2003
  • The Convention on Assistance in the Case of a Nuclear Accident or Radiological Emergency, accession date: 30th of April 2003, entered in force on: 31st of May 2003
  • The Convention on the Physical Protection of Nuclear Material, accession date: 5th of March 2002, entered in force on: 4th of April 2002
  • The revised supplemental agreement regarding the security and technical assistance of IAEA, signed on: 12th of November 1983, entered in force on: 12th of November 1983.
Albania also signed on the 2nd of December 2004, the additional Protocol with IAEA for the application of guarantees in all nuclear activities of Albania and at present domestic procedures are undertaken for its entry in force. The responsible authorities for the application and implementation of international regimes/agreements in prevention of spread of weapons of mass destruction are Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ministry of Defence the State’s Exports Control Authority ( AKSHE). AKSHE ensures the application in the Republic of Albania, of the controlling lists of international regimes on the prevention of spread and the exports control: Wassenaar Arrangement, “On the exports control of conventional weapons, goods and dual-use’ technologies”, Australian group, nuclear supplier group, Zangger community, controlling regime for missiles technologies, the Hague Code for preventing ballistic missiles etc. In the framework of international regime on preventing the spread of weapons and exports control, where the Republic of Albania is a member, it takes part in information exchange, general and specific ones, for transfers and refusal of exports licenses. • It ensures the recognition, acquiring and implementation of acquis communautaire in the areas of control activities on strategic goods and respecting of the EU code of conduct criteria on weapons exports. •It ensures the participation in cooperation with other institutions, competent in this area, in the EU Council committees and working groups’ activities, in its areas of competence. Council of Ministers Decision no.43 of 16.01.2008, “On the organization, functioning and status of the State’s Exports Control Authority”, Official Gazette: Year 2008, No. 8, Page 240; Publishing date: 30.01.2008 ;)
3. Please provide any other information on prohibitions you would like to share.
1. Does your State always conduct a risk assessment prior to authorization of an arms export?

[ Article 7.1 ]

If no, please specify under which conditions a risk assessment is not required. Yes
1a. Details / reference / web link / additional comments
The risk assessment are based on The European Union Code of Conduct on arms export that was approved by the Decision of the Council of Ministers no.604 on 28.08.2003, and replaced by the EU Common Position 2008/944 of 8 December 2008.
2. Does your State require that the following criteria are included in your national assessment prior to granting an export authorization?

[ Article 7.1 ]

Whether the arms would contribute to or undermine peace and security? Yes
Whether the arms could be used to commit or facilitate a serious violation of international humanitarian law? Yes
Whether the arms could be used to commit or facilitate a serious violation of international human rights law? Yes
Whether the arms could be used to commit or facilitate an act constituting an offence under international conventions or protocols relating to terrorism to which your State is a party? Yes
Whether the arms could be used to commit or facilitate an act constituting an offence under international conventions or protocols relating to transnational organized crime to which your State is a party? Yes
2a. Details / reference / web link / additional comments
3. Are additional criteria considered in addition to the above prior to authorizing a transfer:

[ Articles 7.4 and 11.2 ]

Risk of diversion Yes
Acts of gender based violence Yes
Other (please specify below) Yes
  1. Respect for the international obligations and commitments of Albania in particular the sanctions adopted by the UN Security Council or the European Union, agreements on non-proliferation and other subjects, as well as other international obligations.
  2. Respect for human rights in the country of final destination as well as respect by that country of international humanitarian law.
  3. Internal situation in the country of final destination, as a function of the existence of tensions or armed conflicts.
  4. Preservation of regional peace, security and stability.
  5. Behavior of the buyer country with regards to the international community, as regards in particular its attitude to terrorism, the nature of its alliances and respect for international law.
  6. National security of the Member States and of territories whose external relations are the responsibility of a Member State, as well as that of friendly and allied countries.
  7. Existence of a risk that the military technology or equipment will be diverted within the buyer country or re-exported under undesirable conditions.
  8. Compatibility of the exports of the military technology or equipment with the technical and economic capacity of the recipient country, taking into account the desirability that states should meet their legitimate security and defense needs with the least diversion of human and economic resources for armaments.
3a. Details / reference / web link / additional comments
4. Does your State consider risk mitigation measures as part of its authorizations process?

[ Article 7.2 ]

If yes, what mitigation measures does your State consider (i.e. confidence building measures or jointly developed and agreed programs)? No
4a. Details / reference / web link / additional comments
There is nothing such as risk mitigation measures, in Albanian Export Control Law.
5. Please provide any other information on risk assessment and/or mitigation practices you would like to share.
1. Does your State take preventative measures to mitigate the risk of diversion?

[ Article 11.2 ]

If yes, what preventative measures does your State take to mitigate the risk of diversion? Yes
If there is a risk of diversion, or re-export, in the most of times export is not authorized. Also to prevent the diversion, there are procedures to be followed, such as delivery verification certificates, transit licenses prior the export authorization in case that the itinerary includes other states, Documentation for the transport, means of transport etc.
2. Does your State cooperate and exchange information with States to mitigate the risk of diversion?

[ Article 11.3 ]

Yes
2a. Details / reference / web link / additional comments
Article 7 of Law No. 9707, dated 5 April 2007 “On State Import-Export Control Of Military Goods And Dual-Use Goods And Technologies” states that :
  • Sharing of Data in the Process of State Export Control - The State Export Control Authority enjoys the entitlement to obtaining from the other state bodies, and other entities involved in international transfers of goods, all the data required for the exercise of its functions concerning export control. It may employ and share these data with other international counterpart agencies, and international counterparts, for the sole purpose of conducting export control and protecting national interests. Exchange of information about international transfers of goods shall not be countervailing to the Albanian legislation in force and the national interests.
3. Does your State take appropriate measures when it detects a diversion of transferred conventional arms?
If yes, what appropriate measures does your State take when it detects a diversion of transferred conventional arms? Yes
Administrative measures, (to include in National black lists the companies involved. Report in the Security Council Sanctions Committees, if the item diverted goes in countries or groups under arms embargoes)
4. Is your State willing to share information on effective measures to address diversion?
If yes, what information is your State willing to share? Yes
Case studies, and practices
1. Which agency/ies is/are responsible for enforcing arms transfer controls?

[ Article 5.5 ]

State Export Control Authority, Customs, Ministry of Interior (Police), Ministry of Foreign Affairs
2. Which Ministry or agency leads this process?

[ Article 5.5 ]

State Export Control Authority
3. What measures does your State take to enforce national laws and regulations that implement the provisions of the Treaty?

[ Article 14 ]

National Legislation that covers the activities of import – export, transit, brokering of Military Items The Law Law no. 9707, of 05.04.2007, \\\\\\\"On State Control over the import-export of military goods and technology of dual use\\\\\\\", governs state control of export, import, transhipment, transfer of and brokering activities with military goods and dual-use goods and technologies, with a view to [protecting] the national interests of the Republic of Albania, overseeing observation of its commitments to international treaties on non-proliferation of weapons of mass destruction and their launching systems, impeding transfer of conventional weapons, and adhering to measures designed to prevent use of these goods by terrorists and other groups for illegal purposes Principles of State Export Control Policy The state export control policy is built on the following principles:
  • Priority of national interest – political, economic and military, of which protection is necessary for guaranteeing national security.
  • Protection of political, economic and military interest of the country.
  • Obligation to observe the international commitments made by the Republic of Albania to non-proliferation of weapons of mass destruction, the ways for their proliferation, and to ensure state control over international transfer of goods designed for military purposes, and dual-use goods, as well as to prevent these goods from being used for terrorist acts and other illegal purposes.
  • Legality.
  • Conduct of export control to the extent required to achieve its purpose only.
  • Harmonisation of state export control procedures and regulations with international legal norms and practices.
  • Ensuring interaction with international organisations and foreign countries in the state export control area so as to reinforce international security and stability, including countervailing of weapons of mass destruction and the system for their proliferation
Legislation Framework:
  • Law no. 9707, of 05.04.2007, On State Control over the import-export of military goods and technology of dual use, Official Gazette No. 48, Page 1237; Publishing date: 24.04.2007
  • Decision of the Council of Ministers no. 43, of 16.01.2008, On Organizing, functioning and the status of the state control authority over exports, Official Gazette: Year 2008, No. 8, Page 240; publishing date: 30.01.2008
  • Decision of the Council of Ministers no.106, of 09.02.2011, On approving the list of military goods and technology of dual use which undergo state control of import-exports, Official Gazette: Year 2008, No. 195, Page 10481; Publishing date: 06.01.2009
  • Decision of the Council of Ministers no. 305, of 25.3.2009, On determining the procedure of issuing legal documents, in the framework of state control over the import-export of military goods and technology of dual use, Official Gazette: Year 2009, No. 51, Page 2468; Publishing date: 29.04.2009
  • Decision of the Council of Ministers no. 304, of 25.3.2009, On determining the procedure on expertise and control by the Authority of State Control over Exports (AKSHE)”, Official Gazette: Year 2009, No. 51, Page 2466; Publishing date: 29.04.2009
Institutional Framework: The responsible authorities for the application and implementation of Export Control law and system in Albania are State’s Exports Control Authority, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ministry of Defense, Ministry of Interior, Customs
4. Please provide any other information on enforcement practices you would like to share.
1. Will your State provide an initial report within one year of entry into force on measures undertaken in order to implement the ATT?

[ Article 13.1 ]

Yes
1a. Details / reference / web link / additional comments
Some reporting templates would help in this process.
2. Does your State produce an annual report on:

[ Article 13.3 ]

Authorized arms exports Yes
Authorized arms imports Yes
Actual arms exports Yes
Actual arms imports Yes
2a. Details / reference / web link / additional comments
3. Are there legal impediments to the reporting requirements under the ATT?

[ Article 13.3 ]

No
3a. Details / reference / web link / additional comments
4. Can your State report on measures taken to address the diversion of transferred conventional arms?

[ Article 13.2 ]

Yes
4a. Details / reference / web link / additional comments
5. Has your State designated a national contact point for the ATT?

[ Article 5.6 ]

No
5a. Details / reference / web link / additional comments
6. Please provide any other information on transparency practices you would like to share.
1. Is your State involved in cooperation measures that will help to implement the ATT?

[ Article 15.1 ]

Yes
1a. Details / reference / web link / additional comments
2. Is your State currently involved in:

[ Articles 15 ]

Exchange of information on conventional arms transfers [Articles 15.2 and 15.3] Yes
Cooperative measures to prevent diversion [Article 15.4] Do not know
Widest measures of assistance in investigations, prosecutions and judicial proceedings [Article 15.5] Do not know
Measures to prevent corruption [Article 15.6] Yes
Development of best practices and lessons learned [Article 15.7] Yes
2a. Details / reference / web link / additional comments
Albania reports each year on the UN register of CA and SALW, OSCE, UNODA. We report in this organization also regarding national law, procedures, etc. There are several laws in Albania that fight corruption in public administration. In regional and international workshops, we share our (Albanian) experience, case studies and best practices.
3. Does your State intend to pursue cooperation in:

[ Article 15 ]

Exchange of information on conventional arms transfers [Article 15.1, 15.2, and 15.3] Yes
Cooperative measures to prevent diversion [Article 15.4] Yes
Widest measure of assistance in investigations, prosecutions and judicial proceedings [Article 15.5] Do not know
Measures to prevent corruption [Article 15.6] Do not know
Development of best practices and lessons learned [Article 15.7] Yes
3a. Details / reference / web link / additional comments
1. Does your State require assistance to implement the provisions of the Arms Trade Treaty?

[ Article 16.1 ]

2. Does your State require:

[ Article 16.1 ]

Legal assistance Yes
Legislative assistance, including model legislation
Assistance for institution building
Technical assistance
Financial assistance
Material assistance
Stockpile management assistance
Disarmament, demobilization, or reintegration assistance
Assistance with effective practices for implementation
Other (please specify below)
We are in the process of drafting the new Export Control on arms transfer legislation. We are cooperating in this process with international partners, EU, etc.
3. Is your State in a position to provide assistance to other States to enable implementation of the provisions of the Arms Trade Treaty?

[ Articles 16.1, 16.2, and 16.3 ]

If yes, please answer question 4. If no, please go straight to question 5. Yes
3a. Details / reference / web link / additional comments
4. Is your State in a position to provide:

[ Article 16.1 ]

Legal assistance
Legislative assistance, including model legislation Yes
Assistance for institution building
Technical assistance
Financial assistance
Material assistance
Stockpile management assistance
Disarmament, demobilization, or reintegration assistance
Assistance with effective practices for implementation
Other (please specify below)
We can share our experience in building an export control system in Albania (legislative and institutional framework)
5. Please provide information on any additional needs required to implement the ATT, particularly with regard to legal, licensing, customs, awareness raising and enforcement of sanctions, reporting, and transparency

[ Articles 16.1 and 16/2 ]

Regarding reporting, it is needed some templates to report.
6. Please provide information on any specific assistance programs that your State has provided that may help others implement the ATT, particularly with regard to legal, licensing, customs, awareness raising and enforcement of sanctions, reporting, and transparency

[ Articles 16.1 and 16.2 ]

7. Please provide information on specific assistance your State has received through the United Nations, international, regional, subregional or national organizations, non-governmental organizations, or on a bilateral basis that could be considered relevant for ATT implementation

[ Article 16.2 ]

We receive assistance in building an effective export control system, regarding (legislation, licensing, customs, awareness raising and enforcement of sanctions, reporting, and transparency) from the OSCE, regarding OSCE documents in SALW, brokering or under other documents. And also the UN, in the framework of the UN resolution 1540, organises and assists the countries to implement this resolution with technical assistance, experts and outreach. Also other partners are:
  • European Union, EU programs on military goods, implemented by BAFA (German Federal Office of Economics and Export Controls) COARM
  • EXBS (Export Control and Related Border Security) program, US State Department
  • In Regional level besides EU and EXBS Albania has been assisted form SEESAC (The South Eastern and Eastern Europe Clearinghouse for the Control of Small Arms and Light Weapons (SEESAC).
1. Has your State already signed the Arms Trade Treaty?
Yes
2. Has your State already ratified the Arms Trade Treaty?
Yes
3. Is your State preparing to sign the Arms Trade Treaty in the next two years?
N/A
4. Is your State preparing to ratify the Arms Trade Treaty in the next two years?
N/A
5. Will/Has your State forumalted one or more reservations upon ratification?

[ Article 25.1 ]

If yes, please provide a description of your reservation(s). No
6. Please provide any other information you would like to share.
Ratification legislation can be found in Law No. 6/2014, date 30 January 2014 \\\"For the ratification of the Arms Trade Treaty\\\"