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Developing controls on international transfers of arms and dual-use goods: workshop summary report

Technical Expert Working Group on dual-use trade controls hosted by Chinese Academy of International Trade and Economic Cooperation (CAITEC) and Saferworld

Summary

This report summarises discussions which took place during 13-15 December 2016 at a Technical Expert Working Group (TEWG) on dual-use trade controls workshop in Beijing, China. The workshop was hosted by the Chinese Academy of International Trade and Economic Cooperation (CAITEC) and Saferworld.

The main goal of the workshop was to consider issues and challenges relating to the transfer control of arms and dual-use goods. The agenda was divided into two parts. The first addressed a variety of topics of particular interest to Chinese workshop participants ranging from the national implementation of UN resolutions, to the updating of Wassenaar Arrangement control lists, and industry’s role in supporting effective dual-use goods transfer controls.

The second part focused on ways and means of preventing diversion of arms and dual-use goods and technologies in the context of the transfer licensing process; by brokering and transportation agents; and through multilateral information exchange. Participants gained valuable insights into these topics and discussed key approaches and ways of working. Presentations included examples of existing good practice, both on the part of national governments and on the part of industry where particular attention was paid to the benefits of adopting Internal Compliance Programmes.

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Date: December 2016
Publisher: Saferworld
Language: English
Region: Asia
Country: China

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