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Pavesi, Irene. 2016 ‘Small Arms Trade Transparency Barometer 2016.’ Trade Update 2016: Transfers and Transparency, pp. 42-43. Geneva: Small Arms Survey, the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies, Geneva. 6 June

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Small Arms Trade Transparency Barometer 2016, covering major exporters

Total (maximum 25 points):

Germany - 19.75
United Kingdom - 19.75
Netherlands - 19.25
Serbia - 19.00
Switzerland - 18.75
Romania - 17.50
Belgium (1) - 16.75
Portugal - 16.75
Poland - 16.50
Sweden - 16.00
France - 15.75
Slovakia - 15.75
Norway - 15.25
Spain - 15.25
United States (2) - 15.25
Italy - 15.00
Finland - 14.75
Croatia - 13.00
Czech Republic - 12.75
Denmark - 12.75
Bulgaria - 12.50
Australia - 12.25
Hungary - 12.00
Canada - 11.25
South Africa (3) - 11.25
Austria - 10.25
Thailand - 10.25
Russia - 9.75
South Korea - 9.75
Turkey - 9.75
Japan - 9.25
Mexico - 8.75
Cyprus - 8.25
India - 8.25
Pakistan - 8.25
Philippines - 8.25
Argentina - 8.00
Israel - 7.75
Taiwan (4) - 7.50
Brazil - 7.00
China - 7.00
Ukraine - 6.75
Singapore - 6.00
Bosnia and Herzegovina - 5.75
Peru - 5.75
Iran - 0.00
North Korea - 0.00
Saudi Arabia - 0.00
United Arab Emirates - 0.00

Country-specific notes:

1) In addition to the national report issued by the Belgian federal government, each Belgian region (Brussels, Flanders, and Wallonia) reports separately on its arms exports.

2) For the purposes of the Barometer, the US national report refers to the State Department report, issued pursuant to Section 655 of the Foreign Assistance Act on direct commercial sales, as well as the report on foreign military
sales, which is prepared by the US Department of Defense.

3) In the evaluation of South Africa's national report, the term 'conveyance' was interpreted to mean 'transit'.

4) Data on Taiwan is provided by the Directorate General of the Customs Administration of Taiwan's Ministry of Finance (Taiwan, n.d.).

A table of nations scored by their transparency in small arms transfers to other states, the Transparency Barometer includes all countries which ranked among the world's major small arms exporters at least once in recent years.

Major exporters are those countries that export - or are believed to export - at least USD 10 million worth of small arms, light weapons, their parts, accessories, or ammunition in a given calendar year.

The Small Arms Survey Transparency Barometer is updated annually and revised online.

[Editor's note: Since 2003 the Small Arms Survey has published the Transparency Barometer to assess countries' self-reporting on small arm and light weapon exports. As delayed reports from governments often update already-published figures and methodology is periodically reviewed, the Barometers are retroactively re-scored. For this reason, considerable differences can exist between original Barometers available in hard copies of Small Arms Survey publications and their revised online versions.]

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