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Contents

SIPRI Yearbook 2018

SIPRI Yearbook 2018

II. Transparency in arms transfers

Chapter:
5. International arms transfers and developments in arms production
Source:
SIPRI Yearbook 2018
Author(s):
Dan Smith

Official and publicly accessible data on arms transfers—both exports and imports—is important for assessing states’ policies on arms exports, arms procurement and defence. Almost all states have published information on their arms exports and imports in the form of national reports on arms exports or through their participation in regional or international reporting mechanisms at some point in the past 25 years (although in many cases the information covers only one or a few years).1 As of 31 December 2017, 36 states had published at least one national report on arms exports since 1990.2 As in 2015 and 2016, no state produced a national report on arms exports in 2017 that had not done so previously, and there were no significant developments in either the types of data included or the level of detail provided.3 A number of regional reporting instruments have been mandated or established (most notably in West Africa, the Americas and the European Union) since the early 1990s.4 No significant developments relating to these instruments took place in 2017. The main international reporting mechanisms in the field of international arms transfers are the United Nations Register of Conventional Arms (UNROCA) and the 2013 Arms Trade Treaty (ATT) reporting instrument. This section analyses the current status of these two instruments.

Citation (MLA):
Smith, Dan. "5. International arms transfers and developments in arms production." SIPRI Yearbook. SIPRI. Oxford: Oxford University Press. 2016. Web. 19 Dec. 2018. <http://www.sipriyearbook.org/view/9780198821557/sipri-9780198821557-chapter-5-div1-026.xml>.
Citation (APA):
Smith, D. (2016). 5. International arms transfers and developments in arms production. In SIPRI, SIPRI Yearbook 2018: Armaments, Disarmament and International Security. Oxford: Oxford University Press. Retrieved 19 Dec. 2018, from http://www.sipriyearbook.org/view/9780198821557/sipri-9780198821557-chapter-5-div1-026.xml
Citation (Chicago):
Smith, Dan. "5. International arms transfers and developments in arms production." In SIPRI Yearbook 2018: Armaments, Disarmament and International Security, SIPRI. (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2016). Retrieved 19 Dec. 2018, from http://www.sipriyearbook.org/view/9780198821557/sipri-9780198821557-chapter-5-div1-026.xml
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