Under Article 13(1) of the ATT, States Parties are required to provide an initial report to the ATT Secretariat that describes the measures the state has taken to implement the Treaty, ‘including national laws, national control lists and other regulations and administrative measures’.
Each State Party is required to submit its initial report ‘within the first year after entry into force of this Treaty for that State Party’. For each state that ratified the Treaty before it entered into force on 24 December 2014, the deadline for submission of its initial report was 23 December 2015. For states that ratified, accepted, approved or acceded to the Treaty after 24 December 2014, the Treaty enters into force for that state ninety days following the date of deposit of its instrument of ratification, acceptance, approval or accession in accordance with Article 22. The deadline for submission is twelve months after that date.
Under Article 13(3) of the ATT, States Parties are required to submit a report on an annual basis that includes information ‘concerning authorized or actual exports and imports of conventional arms covered under Article 2(1)’ that were made during the preceding calendar year (1 January to 31 December).
The deadline for submission of annual reports to the ATT Secretariat is 31 May each year. The next deadline for annual reports covering exports and imports made during 2017 is 31 May 2018.
Guidance on the preparation and submission of Annual Reports is contained in the document 'Reporting Authorized or Actual Exports and Imports of Conventional Arms under the ATT: Questions & Answers', endorsed by the Third Conference of States Parties. The document is available in English, French, and Spanish.
How to submit a report
States that wish their reports to be made available in the public area of the website should indicate this to the ATT Secretariat when submitting their reports.
Reporting Templates as endorsed and recommended for use by CSP2 (see paragraph 25 of CSP2 Final Report).