CIFTACanada-Israel Free Trade Agreement (bilateral trade agreement implemented in 1997)
CIFTAConvención Interamericana contra la Fabricación y el Tráfico Ilícitos de Armas de Fuego, Municiones, Explosivos y otros materiales relacionados
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As President Calderon and I discussed, I am urging the Senate in the United States to ratify an inter-American treaty known as CIFTA to curb small arms trafficking that is a source of so many of the weapons used in this drug war," President Obama proclaimed in Mexico City in April.
According to Denis McDonough, director of Strategic Communications at the White House's National Security Council, Obama has already included CIFTA on a list of high-priority treaties submitted to the Senate.
Senator Inhofe noted that the treaty was not aimed at criminals and said that he would "not support the ratification of CIFTA or any international treaty that places limitations on our constitutional rights" because he believes "our national sovereignty must be respected.
Republican Senator Dick Lugar of Indiana has called for the Senate to ratify CIFTA.
y la total implementacion de CIFTA ayudaria a detener el flujo de armas a los grupos ilegales colombianos y evitaria el desvio de armas a terroristas internacionales.
This delay puts Canada in a marginalized position in the Americas, where 28 of 35 members of the Organization of American States have ratified the CIFTA firearms convention.
With the exception of Montserrat, all CARICOM members have since signed CIFTA.
For example, a common concern about violent crime among members of the Organization of American States (OAS) led to the CIFTA convention and the Inter-American Drug Abuse Control Commission (CICAD) model regulations, which apply to the trafficking of firearms but not to state-to-state transfers of military small arms and light weapons.