About: International Ammunition Technical Guidelines

Complementing the IATG, the Modular Small-arms-control Implementation Compendium (MOSAIC) provide practical guidance on putting in place effective national controls over the full lifecycle of small arms and light weapons.

International Ammunition Technical Guidelines

The IATG are voluntary, practical guidelines for use by interested States and other relevant stakeholders to establish standing operating procedures. The IATG consist of 12 volumes that provide practical guidance for ‘a whole of life’ approach to ammunition management. Users of the IATG can opt for implementing the guidelines’ basic, intermediate, or advanced levels, making the IATG relevant for all situations by taking into account the diversity in capacities and resources available. These increasingly thorough steps are called risk reduction process levels (RRPLs).


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