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"I want to thank the Arms Control Association … for being such effective advocates for sensible policies to stem the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction, and most importantly, reduce the risk of nuclear war."
– Senator Joe Biden
January 28, 2004
Arms Trade Treaty
 

The Arms Trade Treaty is a multilateral treaty designed to regulate international trade in conventional arms. The United States was the 91st state to sign the Treaty. All parties must not authorize arms which would violate the UN Security Council’s Article VII, break any international treaties or arms embargoes, or be used in crimes or attacks against civilians. Importing states must make information about authorization of imports and exports available to exporting states. Transit states or trans-shipment states also have access to relevant information on authorizations in question subject to its national laws, practices and policies.

Opened for Signature: 3 June 2013

Entry into force: 24 December 2014

Official Text: http://disarmament.un.org/treaties/t/att/text

Status and Signatories: http://disarmament.un.org/treaties/t/att

ACA Backgrounder: https://www.armscontrol.org/factsheets/arms_trade_treaty