The Brazilian government deposited yesterday, August 14, at the United Nations headquarters in New York, the instrument of ratification of the Arms Trade Treaty (ATT). In this way, Brazil complies with the international formalities to become, as of November 12, 2018, a State party to the Treaty.
The ATT is the only legally binding instrument for the regulation of conventional arms transfers. With the ratification, Brazil reaffirms its commitment to combating illicit arms trafficking and to the balanced treatment of trade in such artefacts, which takes into account, on the one hand, the legitimacy of its exports and, on the other hand, its possible adverse humanitarian effects on circumstances.
Brazil will participate in the Fourth Conference of the States parties to the ATT (CSP4) to be held in Tokyo on August 20-24.