The 2022 Report
Chapter 1 provides a comprehensive picture of the challenges and opportunities that countries face as they look to align their national systems and become States Parties to the ATT. It lays out the political, strategic, systemic and institutional challenges that have complicated pathways to Treaty membership in different regions. The chapter includes case studies of the experiences from Colombia, Kenya and Malaysia, and it also considers the experience of the Philippines, which ratified the ATT in March 2022. It concludes with recommendations to continue promoting universalization and effective implementation of the ATT.
Chapter 2.1 provides an in-depth look at 2020 ATT annual reports. It examines States Parties’ compliance with Article 13.3 reporting obligations and reporting that contributes to the transparency aims and objectives of the Treaty as well as to a higher standard of transparency. It shows that, while a group of States Parties have shown themselves to be committed to public reporting, the lack of meaningfully transparent reporting by many others is a matter of concern as reporting is vital to the implementation of the Treaty.
Chapter 2.2 includes country profiles for each State Party required to submit a 2020 ATT annual report. Each profile provides data on key reporting-practice metrics (public reporting, timely reporting, withholding security information) as well as a summary of areas of good reporting practice and areas for improvement. The profiles also contain a summary of transfers reported by each State Party, focusing on basic comparable information such as number and status of export/ import partners.
Chapter 3.1 includes a summary assessment of 2021 annual reports submitted on or before the reporting deadline. It is anticipated that more States Parties will submit their report between the legal deadline of 31 May and the beginning of CSP8. Therefore, this analysis will be expanded in next year’s ATT Monitor report. The chapter shows that the seventh year of ATT annual reporting has seen a continuation of the trends that characterized the previous six years, including widespread non-reporting and increasing rates of confidential reporting.
Chapter 3.2 includes a summary assessment of initial reports and updates to them submitted by States Parties as of 7 June 2022. From this assessment comes an analysis of reporting non-compliance, highlighting challenges States Parties face in fulfilling reporting obligations and the efforts of the WGTR and ATT Secretariat to address them. The chapter also presents some examples of how States Parties, in their initial reports, have described the implementation of post-shipment controls and on-site verifications, the theme of the CSP8 Presidency.