The region was the
first in adopting in 1997 a regional instrument for the control
of the illicit manufacturing of and trafficking in firearms: the
Inter-American Convention against the Illicit Manufacturing and
Trafficking in Firearms, Ammunition, Explosives and Other
Related Materials (CIFTA)
emphasizes the need for authorizations or licenses of export,
imports and transit; the reinforcement of control at points of
exports, amongst other things. The Convention thus seeks
to promote and facilitate the cooperation and exchange of
information and experiences between States.
established a Consultative Committee constituted by a representative
for each State Partie in order to guarantee its implementation,
to promote the exchange of information, to facilitate
cooperation and to foster training between States.
signatories and ratifications