Wassenaar Arrangement


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Wassenaar Arrangement

(The Wassenaar Arrangement on Export Controls for Conventional Arms and Dual-Use Goods and Technologies) An initiative of more than 30 countries, including the U.S. and U.K., that restricts the export of armaments and other products such as cryptographic software and hardware to particular regions or countries in the world. For information, visit www.wassenaar.org. See EAR.
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The two Prime Ministers affirmed their commitment to work together for India to become a full member in the four international export control regimes: Nuclear Suppliers Group, Missile Technology Control Regime, Wassenaar Arrangement and Australia Group, with the aim of strengthening the international non-proliferation efforts.
The Wassenaar Arrangement is not a treaty but a gentlemen's agreement under which all the arms-exporting countries are committed to report their arms trade.
Table 1: South Africa's membership of nuclear non-proliferation export control regimes Nuclear export control regime South Date of African member- member- ship ship Australia Group (AG) x Not applicable * Missile Technology Control Regime [check] 1995 (MTCR) Nuclear Suppliers Group (NSG) [check] 1995 Wassenaar Arrangement on Export Controls [check] 2006 for Conventional Arms and Dual-Use Goods and Technologies (WA) Zangger Committee (ZC) [check] 1993 * Membership of this regime is restricted.
According to its Guidelines and Procedures, the Wassenaar Arrangement is not formally targeted at "any state or group of states.
The Council of Ministers has pointed out in a statement that in accordance with its international commitments Bulgaria provides annual information about its exports and imports of conventional weapons under the UN Register of Conventional Arms, and under the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe's Wassenaar Arrangement on the Control of Brokering in Small Arms and Light Weaponry.
In the May 20 Federal Register, BIS published a Final Rule that revises the CCL to implement changes made to the Wassenaar Arrangement's List of Dual-Use Goods and Technologies (Wassenaar List) maintained and agreed to by governments participating in the Wassenaar Arrangement on Export Controls for Conventional Arms and Dual-Use Goods and Technologies (Wassenaar Arrangement, or WA) in December 2010.
Indeed, under the Wassenaar Arrangement, a decision on exports is the sole responsibility of each participating state.
15(B)(2) of the Export Administration Regulations, and is recognized by the Wassenaar Arrangement.
18 and larger micron technology will be free from any restriction, in compliance with the regulation of Wassenaar Arrangement.
Respect for the international obligations and commitments of member states: to enforceaUnited Nations, European Union and Organisation for Security and Cooperation in Europe arms embargoes; the international obligations under the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty, the Biological and Toxin Weapons Convention and the Chemical Weapons Convention; the commitment of member states not to export any form of anti-personnel landmine; other international commitments (Australia Group, the Missile Technology Control Regime, the Zangger Committee, the Nuclear Suppliers Group, the Wassenaar Arrangement and The Hague Code of Conduct against Ballistic Missile Proliferation)
In December 2003, the Wassenaar Arrangement on Export Controls for Conventional Arms and Dual-Use Goods and Technologies (www.
The Wassenaar Arrangement, the first multilateral arrangement covering conventional weapons and sensitive dual-use goods and technologies, has also upgraded its guidelines for controlling MANPADS transfers.