The ATT outlines a framework for States’ national control systems to regulate the conventional arms trade. Each country has their own national system and may require guidance and assistance to develop, strengthen and maintain an effective and transparent arms transfer control system. The National Transfer Controls Database offers insights on States’ national control systems based on the ATT’s obligations, and can help guide and inform reporting processes.
The country profiles reflect information captured in completed and publicly available ATT initial reports, ATT-BAP Surveys, and UN PoA national reports. The country profiles contain official information on the different implementation practices currently utilized by States to regulate international arms transfers and prevent the illicit arms trade, and can be used as a tool for States to monitor ATT implementation as well as support various reporting processes related to conventional arms control.