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Brazil ratifies UN Arms Trade Pact

The Brazilian government has ratified the International Arms Trade Pact and issued a decree establishing global rules to regulate the sector nationally.

President Jair Bolsonaro and Foreign Minister Carlos Alberto França signed a decree reaffirming Brazil's accession to the United Nations (UN) International Arms Trade Treaty four years ago.

The decree states that any revision or adjustment that could impose "burdensome burdens or obligations" on the country requires the National Congress's approval and guarantees each state's right to regulate and control conventional arms on its territory legally.

However, the text indicates that UN member states must . . .

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