MEPs from the Committee on International Trade have today suggested that EU countries ratify the United Nations Arms Trade Treaty which establishes binding international rules on trade in conventional weapons, with a view to tackling the illicit trade of weapons and preventing arms flows to conflict regions.

As rapporteur David Martin (S&D, UK) stated: "The Arms Trade Treaty is a huge achievement in beginning to regulate the global arms trade. This is a $22 billion industry which urgently...

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