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 No
Import No
Transit / Transshipment No
Brokering No
3. Does your national control list cover the following:

[ Articles 2.1, 3, 4, and 5.2 ]

Battle tanks [Article 2.1] No
Armored combat vehicles [Article 2.1] No
Large-caliber artillery systems [Article 2.1] No
Combat aircraft [Article 2.1] No
Attack helicopters [Article 2.1] No
Warships [Article 2.1] No
Missiles and missile launchers [Article 2.1] No
Small arms and light weapons [Article 2.1] Yes
Ammunition / Munitions for the above items [Article 3] No
Parts and components requiring control for the above items [Article 4] No
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 No
4a. Details / reference / web link / additional comments
Receipt & Delivery system is used by the Kiribati Police & Prisons Services (KPPS). In this R&D system the voucher indicates the R&D number; inventory code; full description of the arm; quantity and unit; bin number; chairman updated date & initials; financial code if payment required; and name of a person and signature/date (Despatched/Received).
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
National definitions
1. Is the control of arms exports established in national legislation?

[ Article 5.5 ]

Yes
1a. Details / reference / web link / additional comments
Arms & Ammunition Ordinance 1977 (AO77), Sections 17, 18, 19, 21, 24 & 25
2. Which Ministry/ies or government agency/ies is/are responsible for implementing controls on arms exports?

[ Article 5.5 ]

Kiribati Police & Prisons Services (KPPS)
3. Which Ministry or agency leads this process?

[ Article 5.5 ]

KPPS
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
Any person wishing to export arms and ammunitions should have a valid license (authorized by the Commissioner of Police and to adhere to the stated ports of export as outlined in the Ordinance (Section 18 of the AAO77).
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
6. Does your State maintain records of arms export authorizations?

[ Article 12.1 ]

No
6a. Details / reference / web link / additional comments
7. For how many years are records maintained?

[ Articles 12.1 and 12.4 ]

8. What information do the records contain?

[ Article 12.3 ]

Quantity No
Value No
Model / Type No
Importing State No
End-User No
Other (specify below) No
8a. Details / reference / web link / additional comments
9. Does your State maintain records of actual arms exports?

[ Article 12.1 ]

No
9a. Details / reference / web link / additional comments
10. For how many years are records maintained?

[ Articles 12.1 and 12.4 ]

11. What information do the records contain?

[ Article 12.3 ]

Quantity No
Value No
Model/ Type No
Importing State No
End-User No
Transit/ transshipment State(s) No
Other (specify below) No
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
Arms & Ammunition Ordinance 1977 (AAO77) Sections 16, 19, 20-25
2. Which Ministry/ies or government agency/ies is/are responsible for regulating arms imports?

[ Article 5.5 ]

Kiribati Police & Prisons Service (KPPS)
3. Which Ministry or agency leads this process?

[ Article 5.5 ]

KPPS
4. What measures does your State take to regulate imports?

[ Article 8.1 ]

Any person wishing to import arms and ammunitions should have a valid license (authorized by the Commissioner of Police and to adhere to the stated regulations as outlined in the Ordinance (Section 16 (1) – (6) of the AAO77).
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
6. Does your State maintain records of arms imports?

[ Article 12.2 ]

No
6a. Details / reference / web link / additional comments
7. For how many years are records maintained?

[ Articles 12.2 and 12.4 ]

8. What information do the records contain?

[ Article 12.3 ]

Quantity No
Value No
Model / type No
Exporting State No
Transit / transshipment State(s) No
Other (please specify below) No
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 No
1a. Details / reference / web link / additional comments
2. Which Ministry/ies or government agency/ies is/are responsible for regulating arms transit and/or transshipment?

[ Article 5.5 ]

3. Which Ministry or agency leads this process?

[ Article 5.5 ]

4. What measures does your State take to regulate transit and/or transshipment under its jurisdiction?

[ Article 9 ]

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 ]

No
5a. Details / reference / web link / additional comments
6. For how many years are records maintained?

[ Article 12.4 ]

7. What information do the records contain?

[ Article 12.3 ]

Quantity No
Value No
Model / Type No
Exporting State No
Importing State No
Transit / Transshipment No
End-User No
Other (please specify below) No
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
Arms dealer licensed to assemble/disassemble, clean, repair, test or prove any arm or ammunition; manufacture any component part of any arm or ammunition; sell, transfer or expose for sale any arm or ammunition; keep or have in his possession any arm or ammunition for any kind of the aforesaid purposes (Section 10 (i) – (iv) of AAO77).
1a. Details / reference / web link / additional comments
Arms & Ammunition Ordinance 1977 (AAO77) Section 10-14
2. Which Ministry/ies or government agency/ies is/are responsible for implementing controls on arms brokering?

[ Article 5.5 ]

Kiribati Police & Prisons Services (KPPS)
3. Which Ministry or agency leads this process?

[ Article 5.5 ]

KPPS
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
Any person wishing to becoming a broker of arms and ammunitions should have a valid license (authorized by the Commissioner of Police and to adhere to the stated regulations as outlined in the Ordinance (Section 10 – 14 of the AAO77).
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] No
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] Do not know
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] Do not know
1a. Details / reference / web link / additional comments
2. Please provide a list of the relevant international agreements to which you are a party.

[ Articles 6.2 and 6.3 ]

Do not know
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. No
Kiribati has no major issues on arms and ammunitions and there is no violence involved with arms or ammunitions.
1a. Details / reference / web link / additional comments
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? Do not know
Whether the arms could be used to commit or facilitate a serious violation of international humanitarian law? Do not know
Whether the arms could be used to commit or facilitate a serious violation of international human rights law? Do not know
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? Do not know
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? Do not know
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
Acts of gender based violence
Other (please specify below)
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)? Yes
Jointly developed and agreed programs with development partners who have expertise and resources in this field is mostly feasible with us.
4a. Details / reference / web link / additional comments
We believe that Kiribati\'s huge ocean could be a target by transnational organized crimes for transfer/transshipment of arms and ammunition hence there is a need to consider risk mitigation measures.
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? Do not know
2. Does your State cooperate and exchange information with States to mitigate the risk of diversion?

[ Article 11.3 ]

Do not know
2a. Details / reference / web link / additional comments
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? Do not know
4. Is your State willing to share information on effective measures to address diversion?
If yes, what information is your State willing to share? Do not know
1. Which agency/ies is/are responsible for enforcing arms transfer controls?

[ Article 5.5 ]

Kiribati Police & Prisons Services (KPPS)
2. Which Ministry or agency leads this process?

[ Article 5.5 ]

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

[ Article 14 ]

Plans to have legal review and update the Arms & Ammunitions Ordinance 1977; development of KPPS’s Standards and Procedures to enforce new law; and enhancing awareness of the new Act so as to invite the general public’s support to the mitigate risks associated with arms and ammunition.
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
2. Does your State produce an annual report on:

[ Article 13.3 ]

Authorized arms exports No
Authorized arms imports No
Actual arms exports No
Actual arms imports No
2a. Details / reference / web link / additional comments
3. Are there legal impediments to the reporting requirements under the ATT?

[ Article 13.3 ]

Do not know
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 ]

Do not know
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
Still in the development stage.
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
Kiribati collaborates with the Pacific Islands Forum Secretariat and other relevant development partners in this.
2. Is your State currently involved in:

[ Articles 15 ]

Exchange of information on conventional arms transfers [Articles 15.2 and 15.3] Do not know
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] Do not know
Development of best practices and lessons learned [Article 15.7] Do not know
2a. Details / reference / web link / additional comments
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] Yes
Measures to prevent corruption [Article 15.6] Yes
Development of best practices and lessons learned [Article 15.7] Yes
3a. Details / reference / web link / additional comments
There have been discussions at national level from relevant stakeholders to improve measures regarding small arms & light weapons which are more applicable to us.
1. Does your State require assistance to implement the provisions of the Arms Trade Treaty?

[ Article 16.1 ]

Yes
2. Does your State require:

[ Article 16.1 ]

Legal assistance Yes
Legislative assistance, including model legislation Yes
Assistance for institution building Yes
Technical assistance Yes
Financial assistance Yes
Material assistance Yes
Stockpile management assistance Yes
Disarmament, demobilization, or reintegration assistance Yes
Assistance with effective practices for implementation Yes
Other (please specify below) No
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. No
3a. Details / reference / web link / additional comments
4. Is your State in a position to provide:

[ Article 16.1 ]

Legal assistance No
Legislative assistance, including model legislation No
Assistance for institution building No
Technical assistance No
Financial assistance No
Material assistance No
Stockpile management assistance No
Disarmament, demobilization, or reintegration assistance No
Assistance with effective practices for implementation No
Other (please specify below) No
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 ]

Training and information sharing workshop on ATT to all Kiribati relevant stakeholders.
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 ]

1. Has your State already signed the Arms Trade Treaty?
Yes
2. Has your State already ratified the Arms Trade Treaty?
No
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?
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).
6. Please provide any other information you would like to share.