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.
After the fall of communism, the arms-exporting countries concluded in the Netherlands the Wassenaar Arrangement. This agreement replaced the Cocom (Coordinating Committee for Export Controls), the Western world's arms control body during the Cold War.
Despite this, Japan remains committed to supporting India's full membership in the Nuclear Suppliers Group, the Missile Technology Control Regime, the Australia Group and the Wassenaar Arrangement, a voluntary treaty on export controls for conventional arms trade.
In 2012, Mexico became a member of the Wassenaar Arrangement, a multilateral export control regime for conventional arms and dual-use goods.
Through the Wassenaar arrangement, participating countries have created a "personal use" exemption for people traveling with encryption software.
Established in 1995, the Wassenaar Arrangement (WA) covers conventional weapons, and sensitive dual-use goods and technologies that can be used in WMDs (WA, 2011).
In July 1996, 33 nations approved the Wassenaar Arrangement (formally titled the Wassenaar Arrangement on Export Controls for Conventional Arms and Dual-Use Goods and Technologies) on export controls for conventional arms and dual-use goods and technologies.
"Turkey has not lifted its veto of Cyprus's membership of several international organisations, including the OECD and the Wassenaar Arrangement on export controls for conventional arms and dual-use goods.
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.
This status allows eCrypt to export and re-export the software under section 742.15(B)(2) of the Export Administration Regulations, and is recognized by the Wassenaar Arrangement.