Working Party on Conventional Arms Exports (COARM)

The Working Party on Conventional Arms Exports handles work concerning export controls for conventional arms. It also works as a forum, where the member states communicate and share information on their export policies to non-EU countries, and on national denials of applications for export licenses to non-EU countries.

The working party also deals with:

engagement in outreach activities

establishment of political dialogue with non-EU countries

participation in the UN process concerning the Arms Trade Treaty

This Council working party (nr. C.21) examines the legislative proposals by the European Commission in its field of expertise that are sent to the Council of Ministers. This body is composed of experts from each member state and is chaired by the delegate of the country holding the rotating six-month presidency of the Council. After examination the proposals will be forwarded to the Foreign Affairs Council (FAC) i.