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Export Control

On this page, you will find information about the Wassenaar Arrangement, the Nuclear Suppliers Group, the Zangger Committee and The Hague Code of Conduct against Ballistic Missile Proliferation.

WASSENAAR ARRANGEMENT on Export Controls for Conventional Arms and Dual-Use Goods and Technologies

The Wassenaar Arrangementet is an export control regime that aims to contribute to regional and international security and stability, by promoting transparency and greater responsibility in transfers of conventional arms and dual-use goods and technologies. The aim is also to prevent the acquisition of these items by terrorists.

You can read more about the Wassenaar Arrangement here.

NUCLEAR SUPPLIERS GROUP (NSG)

NSG is an export control regime that aims to contribute to the non-proliferation of nuclear weapons through the implementation of two sets of Guidelines for nuclear exports and nuclear-related exports, particularly through the effective implementation of comprehensive IAEA safeguards. The NSG Guidelines are implemented by each participating government in accordance with its national laws and practices.

You can read more about the NSG here.

ZANGGER COMMITTEE

The Zangger Committee was formed in 1971 as an informal forum for nuclear suppliers to discuss issues of interpretation regarding the provisions of the NPT. The aim was to establish guidelines for implementing the export control provisions of the NPT.

In 1974, the Zangger Committee published a list of items - known as the “Trigger List” - that would “trigger” a requirement for safeguards and guidelines governing the export of those items to non-nuclear weapon States not party to the NPT.

Since 2015, Denmark has held the chairmanship of the Zangger Committee.

You can read more about the Zangger Committee here.

The Hague Code of Conduct against Ballistic Missile Proliferation (HCoC)

The Hague Code of Conduct against Ballistic Missile Proliferation (HCOC) is the result of efforts of the international community to regulate the area of ballistic missiles capable of carrying weapons of mass destruction. Subscribing countries commit to prevent and curb the proliferation of ballistic missile systems, as well as to exercise maximum possible restraint in the development, testing, and deployment of ballistic missiles.

To increase transparency, subscribers commit themselves to provide pre-launch notifications on ballistic missile and space-launch vehicle launches and test flights. Subscribing States also commit themselves to submit an annual declaration of their country’s policies on ballistic missiles and space-launch vehicles, including information on the number and generic class of ballistic missiles and space launch vehicles launched during the preceding year.

You can read more about the HCoC here.