At present 18 EU Member States publish national reports [although all 27 provide data for the EU Consolidated Report and at least some data to the UN Register of Conventional Arms (UNRCA)]. Among those that do report at the national level, wide variations apply—some Member States give relatively detailed accounts of their licensing and export of strategic material while others are much less forthcoming.


This report aims to highlight what should reasonably be contained in a Member State’s national report through our ‘minimum elements for effective reporting.’  This has been developed through an analysis of existing national reporting by Member States. In almost every case, the elements highlighted herein are already being practised by at least one Member State; and what is possible in one state should be possible in others.


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