Public hearing on the Implementation of the Arms Trade Treaty
In April this year the United Nations adopted the first international Treaty focused on trade of conventional weapons, the Arms Trade Treaty (ATT). INTA, in cooperation with Security and Defence Subcommittee, is holding a public hearing with stakeholders and institutional representatives in order to analyse all aspects related to the implementation of the Treaty, ranging from custom codes, export licences, internal transfer, private sectors responsibility, ATT secretariat setting up and links with existing European regulation.
The hearing will take place on 16 December 2013 from 15.00, room ASP 5E-2
With the six-month Lithuanian Presidency of the Council drawing to a close, Vice-Minister of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania Rolandas Kriščiūnas will sum-up main achievements in trade and investment policy. This exchange of views will take place on Tuesday 17 December from 15.00.
In addition to the legislative work carried out by the co-legislators and progress in bilateral trade negotiations, the Vice-Minister will report on the outcomes of the recent Eastern Partnership Summit in Vilnius and the 9th WTO Ministerial Conference.
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