This module introduces another aspect of the scope of the Arms Trade Treaty, namely the “activities of the international trade”. Five different types of trade activity are listed in Article 2(2). Each is a type of “transfer” that must be regulated or prohibited under various provisions of the Treaty.
The module explains Article 2(3) whereby a specific ‘international movement’ of arms would not constitute a ‘transfer’ when those arms remain within the ownership and use of a single State Party.
Learning more about the control of each of these activities is the subject of other modules in this series, specifically the modules on export, import, brokering, and transit and trans-shipment.
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