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

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

Export No
Import Yes
Transit / Transshipment by land No
Transit / Transshipment by sea Yes
Transit / Transshipment by air No
Brokering No
2. For which activities does your State maintain a national control list of conventional arms:

[ Articles 2.2 and 5.2 ]

Export No
Import Yes
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] Yes
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] 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 No
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.) No
1. Is the control of arms exports established in national legislation?

[ Article 5.5 ]

No
1a. Details / reference / web link / additional comments
2. Which Ministry/ies or government agency/ies is/are responsible for implementing controls on arms exports?

[ Article 5.5 ]

Liberia National Commission on Small Arms (LiNCSA) & Ministry of Defense (MoD)
3. Which Ministry or agency leads this process?

[ Article 5.5 ]

Liberia National Commission on Small Arms (LiNCSA)
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? No
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 ]

10
8. What information do the records contain?

[ Article 12.3 ]

Quantity Do not know
Value Do not know
Model / Type Do not know
Importing State Do not know
End-User Do not know
Other (specify below) Do not know
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 ]

10
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
Draft Firearms and Ammunition Control Act
2. Which Ministry/ies or government agency/ies is/are responsible for regulating arms imports?

[ Article 5.5 ]

Liberia National Commission on Small Arms (LiNCSA) & Ministry of Defense (MoD)
3. Which Ministry or agency leads this process?

[ Article 5.5 ]

Liberia National Commission on Small Arms (LiNCSA)
4. What measures does your State take to regulate imports?

[ Article 8.1 ]

Current UNMIL regulations in place in accordance with ECOWAS Convention on Small Arms and Light Weapons. The Draft Firearms and Ammunition Control Act is in the Legislature for Debate and Passage.
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 ]

No
5a. Details / reference / web link / additional comments
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
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) Do not know
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 ]

Liberia National Commission on Small Arms (LiNCSA) & Ministry of Defense (MoD)
3. Which Ministry or agency leads this process?

[ Article 5.5 ]

Liberia National Commission on Small Arms (LiNCSA)
4. What measures does your State take to regulate transit and/or transshipment under its jurisdiction?

[ Article 9 ]

UNMIL regulations; ECOWAS Convention on SALW; Draft Firearms and Ammunition Control Act.
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 ]

Do not know
5a. Details / reference / web link / additional comments
6. For how many years are records maintained?

[ Article 12.4 ]

10
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 Do not know
End-User Yes
Other (please specify below) Do not know
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
Draft Firearms and Ammunition Control Act in the Legislature for Debate and Passage
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 ]

Liberia National Commission on Small Arms (LiNCSA) & Ministry of Defense (MoD)
3. Which Ministry or agency leads this process?

[ Article 5.5 ]

Liberia National Commission on Small Arms (LiNCSA)
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
Draft Firearms and Ammunition Control Act in the Legislature for Debate and Passage
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
2. Please provide a list of the relevant international agreements to which you are a party.

[ Articles 6.2 and 6.3 ]

All United Nations regulations including the Arms Trade Treaty; ECOWAS Convention on Small Arms and Light Weapons; African Union regulations; other international treaties and tracing instruments, UNMIL guidelines.
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
No exports at this time
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? No
Whether the arms could be used to commit or facilitate a serious violation of international humanitarian law? No
Whether the arms could be used to commit or facilitate a serious violation of international human rights law? No
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? No
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? No
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 No
Acts of gender based violence No
Other (please specify below) No
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
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 ]

Yes
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? Yes
Information depends on classification, need to know, and specific circumstances
1. Which agency/ies is/are responsible for enforcing arms transfer controls?

[ Article 5.5 ]

Liberia National Commission on Small Arms (LiNCSA) and Ministry of Defense (MoD)
2. Which Ministry or agency leads this process?

[ Article 5.5 ]

Liberia National Commission on Small Arms (LiNCSA)
3. What measures does your State take to enforce national laws and regulations that implement the provisions of the Treaty?

[ Article 14 ]

The Draft Firearms and Ammunition Control Act is now before the Legislature for Debate and Passage; currently the UN Arms embargo is still in place. ECOWAS Convention on SALW is also in force.
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 Yes
Actual arms exports No
Actual arms imports Yes
2a. Details / reference / web link / additional comments
Classified access...
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 ]

Yes
5a. Details / reference / web link / additional comments
Liberia National Commission on Small Arms (LiNCSA) and Ministry of Defense (MoD)
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] Yes
Widest measures of assistance in investigations, prosecutions and judicial proceedings [Article 15.5] Yes
Measures to prevent corruption [Article 15.6] Do not know
Development of best practices and lessons learned [Article 15.7] Yes
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] 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 ]

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) Do not know
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 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 ]

With the pending withdrawal of the UN Mission in Liberia, the state is transitioning to self governance. In the area of arms and ammunition, Liberia must develop laws and regulations to implement the ATT and other procedures for Arms Control, Management and Oversight. This is a great opportunity to develop Comprehensive international acceptable standards withing the Liberian and West African context.
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 ]

Application of ECOWAS convention regulations and adherence to UN Security Coucil arms embargo
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 ]

Varied assistance: Reformation of the National Police Force and the Armed Forces of Liberia.
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.