New report on monitoring and reporting practices in global arms transfers

The new report 'Transparency and accountability: monitoring and reporting methods under an Arms Trade Treaty' has been released by TransArms Research and the International Peace Information Service (IPIS). Part 1 seeks to clarify the international trade terminology and to present trading and reporting systems for international transfers of goods (including Free Trade Zones), international transport services and, in Appendix A, contractual terms of trading (Incoterms). Part 2 deals with methods and practices followed by States for accounting and reporting their international transfers of conventional arms and include information on contractual terms under which conventional arm are traded. Part 3 offers proposals and recommendations.