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Contents

SIPRI Yearbook 2015

SIPRI Yearbook 2015

III. The export control regimes

Chapter:
15. Dual-use and arms trade controls
Source:
SIPRI Yearbook 2015
Author(s):
Sibylle Bauer, Mark Bromley, Pieter D. Wezeman, Noel Kelly

The Australia Group, the Missile Technology Control Regime (MTCR), the Nuclear Suppliers Group (NSG) and the Wassenaar Arrangement on Export Controls for Conventional Arms and Dual-use Goods and Technologies are functionally similar.1 They are informal agreements that operate by consensus and are politically but not legally binding. Members apply regime principles and guidelines through their national legislation and systems. Policy, enforcement and licensing officials, as well as technical and intelligence experts, meet in different groups within the regimes and report to their respective plenary (the decision-making body). Technical working groups prepare changes to the control lists that are annually adopted by each plenary. Apart from the Australia Group, which is always chaired by Australia, the regime chair rotates among participating states on an annual basis. The NSG has a Consultative Group that meets twice per year, as does the Wassenaar Arrangement’s General Working Group which has a similar function.

Citation (MLA):
Bauer, Sibylle, Mark Bromley, Pieter D. Wezeman, and Noel Kelly. "15. Dual-use and arms trade controls." SIPRI Yearbook. SIPRI. Oxford: Oxford University Press. 2016. Web. 16 Oct. 2019. <https://www.sipriyearbook.org/view/9780198737810/sipri-9780198737810-chapter-15-div1-4.xml>.
Citation (APA):
Bauer, S., Bromley, M., Wezeman, P., & Kelly, N. (2016). 15. Dual-use and arms trade controls. In SIPRI, SIPRI Yearbook 2015: Armaments, Disarmament and International Security. Oxford: Oxford University Press. Retrieved 16 Oct. 2019, from https://www.sipriyearbook.org/view/9780198737810/sipri-9780198737810-chapter-15-div1-4.xml
Citation (Chicago):
Bauer, Sibylle, Mark Bromley, Pieter D. Wezeman, and Noel Kelly. "15. Dual-use and arms trade controls." In SIPRI Yearbook 2015: Armaments, Disarmament and International Security, SIPRI. (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2016). Retrieved 16 Oct. 2019, from https://www.sipriyearbook.org/view/9780198737810/sipri-9780198737810-chapter-15-div1-4.xml
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