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Rahman, Ashique. 2012 ‘Challenges Bangladesh might face if an ATT does Materialise and How to Overcome Them.’ Towards a Global Arms Trade Treaty and Bangladesh: Opportunities and Challenges Ahead; Vol. 33 (No. 4), pp. 302-303. Dhaka: Bangladesh Institute of International and Strategic Studies. 1 October

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5.3 Challenges Bangladesh might face if an ATT does Materialise and How to Overcome Them

These two provisions of the draft clearly shows that the ATT will put Bangladesh like all other states under obligation to take all the necessary legislative and administrative measures to implement the treaty provisions.

This obligation of instituting national control system will definitely require Bangladesh to adopt new national legislations, which will put Bangladesh under strains given the country's technical and financial capability and constraints.

According to a study between 2002 and 2008, only 52 countries had established national legal control measures on brokering in SALW, that is only one-third of states could have established a national legal framework to control any forms of arms brokering, and even, where national laws and regulations do exist many of them are too weak to effectively control the flow of weapons.

For a developing country like Bangladesh meeting this 'necessary legislative and administrative measures' will, therefore, be a crucial challenge.

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