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] 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] 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 ]

Yes
1a. Details / reference / web link / additional comments
There is an outright ban on the possession and import of firearms under 17 PNC § 3306 (soon to be 17 PNC § 4506 once RPPL 9-21 is formally implemented). This ban precludes export. There is no statutory authority that authorizes the export of arms.
2. Which Ministry/ies or government agency/ies is/are responsible for implementing controls on arms exports?

[ Article 5.5 ]

Since the possession of firearms is illegal under the law of the Republic, the Customs Division of the Ministry of Finance would seize any arms that come within the jurisdiction of the Republic and the Attorney General\'s Office would prosecute the individuals that brought those weapons in. Thus, the only arms control to implement is the outright ban under the Firearms Control Act of 1981. The Firearms Act is based on Art. XIII, Sect. 12 of the Constitution of the Republic of Palau. Under the act, a conviction carries with it a mandatory minimum of 15 years incarceration.
3. Which Ministry or agency leads this process?

[ Article 5.5 ]

Since the possession of firearms is illegal under the law of the Republic, the Customs Division of the Ministry of Finance would seize any arms that come within the jurisdiction of the Republic and the Attorney General\'s Office would prosecute the individuals that brought those weapons in. Thus, the only arms control to implement is the outright ban under the Firearms Control Act of 1981. By statute, anyone in possession of firearms is required to surrender it to the President. 17 PNC § 3304 (soon to be 17 PNC § 4504 under RPPL 9-21).
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
The Republic of Palau neither manufactures or exports arms. There is no statutory authority to authorize an export of arms.
5. Can your State reassess an authorization if your State becomes aware of new and relevant information?

[ Article 7.7 ]

No
5a. Details / reference / web link / additional comments
There is no statutory authority to authorize the export of arms.
6. Does your State maintain records of arms export authorizations?

[ Article 12.1 ]

No
6a. Details / reference / web link / additional comments
Under the law of the Republic, the export of arms cannot be authorized.
7. For how many years are records maintained?

[ Articles 12.1 and 12.4 ]

The Republic of Palau does not maintain records of arms exports.
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 ]

Not applicable as the Republic of Palau does not export arms.
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
There is an outright ban on the importation of arms under the law of the Republic. 17 PNC § 3306, soon to be 17 PNC § 4506 once RPPL 9-21 is officially codified.
2. Which Ministry/ies or government agency/ies is/are responsible for regulating arms imports?

[ Article 5.5 ]

The Office of the President, the Ministry of Justice, and the Ministry of Finance.
3. Which Ministry or agency leads this process?

[ Article 5.5 ]

The Ministry of Finance, which oversees the Division of Customs.
4. What measures does your State take to regulate imports?

[ Article 8.1 ]

There is an outright ban on the importation of arms under the law of the Republic. 17 PNC § 3306, soon to be 17 PNC § 4506 once RPPL 9-21 is officially codified. The Republic would confiscate any arms imported into its jurisdiction unless it was to be used for official government purposes.
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 ]

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

[ Articles 12.2 and 12.4 ]

Aside from records generated from confiscating firearms, no records are maintained.
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 Yes
There is an outright ban on the possession and importation of arms under the law of the Republic. 17 PNC § 3306, soon to be 17 PNC § 4506 once RPPL 9-21 is officially codified.
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 ]

If arms were being transited through the Republic, it would fall on the Ministry of Finance (Division of Customs), the Ministry of Justice, and the Office of the President.
3. Which Ministry or agency leads this process?

[ Article 5.5 ]

Ministry of Finance (Division of Customs).
4. What measures does your State take to regulate transit and/or transshipment under its jurisdiction?

[ Article 9 ]

There is an outright ban on the possession and importation of arms under the law of the Republic. 17 PNC § 3306, soon to be 17 PNC § 4506 once RPPL 9-21 is officially codified.
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 ]

There is no statute authorizing the transit or transshipment of arms through the Republic\'s jurisdiction, and there is an outright ban on the possession and importation of arms. As a result, no records are kept.
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 No
There is an outright ban on the possession and importation of arms under the law of the Republic. 17 PNC § 3306, soon to be 17 PNC § 4506 once RPPL 9-21 is officially codified.
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 ]

There is no statutory authority for arms brokering, therefore no government agency is authorized to oversee it.
3. Which Ministry or agency leads this process?

[ Article 5.5 ]

Not applicable.
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? No
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] No
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] No
1a. Details / reference / web link / additional comments
Transfer of arms within the Republic\\\\\\\'s jurisdiction is prohibited in general, but there is no guarantee that the above bases would be used as additional reasons to prohibit those transfers.
2. Please provide a list of the relevant international agreements to which you are a party.

[ Articles 6.2 and 6.3 ]

Arms Trade Treaty
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
The ban on possession of arms in the Republic precludes arms exports.
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
There is no statutory authority for authorizing the transfer of arms.
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? No
2. Does your State cooperate and exchange information with States to mitigate the risk of diversion?

[ Article 11.3 ]

No
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? No
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
Since the Republic does not allow arms imports, and by extension, arms transshipments through its jurisdiction, there is no information to share on what measures have been effective. In the unlikely event that the Republic\\\'s complete ban on firearms is relaxed enough to the point where the possibility of diversion becomes an issue, the most likely agencies to be involved in the creation of such policy would be the Office of the President, the Ministry of Justice, and the Ministry of Finance. As it stands, however, there is no existing policy because the law of the Republic precludes the presence of firearms in its jurisdiction, therefore no agency is in a position to make that decision.
1. Which agency/ies is/are responsible for enforcing arms transfer controls?

[ Article 5.5 ]

Currently no agencies are authorized to enforce arms transfer controls.
2. Which Ministry or agency leads this process?

[ Article 5.5 ]

Not applicable.
3. What measures does your State take to enforce national laws and regulations that implement the provisions of the Treaty?

[ Article 14 ]

The Republic enforces an outright ban of arms as per 17 PNC § 3306, soon to be 17 PNC § 4506 once RPPL 9-21 is officially codified.
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 ]

Do not know
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
The law of the Republic prohibits the import or export of arms unless it is for the use of local law enforcement agencies.
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 ]

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 ]

Yes
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 ]

Do not know
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] 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] Do not know
Cooperative measures to prevent diversion [Article 15.4] Do not know
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] Do not know
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 ]

Do not know
2. Does your State require:

[ Article 16.1 ]

Legal assistance Do not know
Legislative assistance, including model legislation Do not know
Assistance for institution building Do not know
Technical assistance Do not know
Financial assistance Do not know
Material assistance Do not know
Stockpile management assistance Do not know
Disarmament, demobilization, or reintegration assistance Do not know
Assistance with effective practices for implementation Do not know
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. 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 ]

We are not aware of any needs at this time.
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 ]

With the outright ban on the possession of firearms, the Republic has not developed any national programs that would be of use to States that allow the possession and export of arms.
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 are not aware of any specific UN assistance that the Republic has received that is specific to ATT implementation.
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?
Do not know
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). Do not know
6. Please provide any other information you would like to share.