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Export Control

Any restriction a country places on its exports. For example, a country may impose export controls on weapons or nuclear materials in the interest of national security. Alternatively, it may place a control on wheat during a famine to help prevent food shortages.
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Japan welcomes Indias participation in the AG, which will contribute to strengthening export controls on chemicals, biological agents, and related dual-use facilities and equipment for use in the development and manufacture of chemical and biological weapons in the Asian region.
The Wassenaar Arrangement on Export Controls for Conventional Arms and Dual-Use Goods and Technologies, commonly known as the Wassenaar Arrangement, is a multilateral export control regime (MECR) with 42 participating states including many former Comecon (Warsaw Pact) countries.
Speaking at a One day National seminar on 'Strengthening Strategic Export Controls by Internal Compliance' in Islamabad, she further added that export controls not only protect businesses from unauthorized end-users but also facilitate and encourage legitimate exports of hi tech dual use items for peaceful purposes, the Foreign Office said.
ISLAMABAD -- Strategic Export Control Division (SECDIV), M/o Foreign Affairs held a one day national seminar on 'Strengthening Strategic Export Controls by Internal Compliance' here Tuesday aiming at enhancing government-industry cooperation, improving inter-agency coordination and highlighting the importance of self-regulation for further improving the implementation of Export Control on Goods, Technologies, Material and Equipment related to Nuclear and Biological Weapons and their Delivery Systems Act (Strategic Export Control Act - 2004).
com)-- After the outstanding success of last year's event, Europe's Leading Arms Export Controls conference, Defence Exports, returns to Amsterdam on the 28-29th of September to bring together international trade lawyers, Government officials, trade compliance consultants and defence-industry export control professionals from across the world to discuss the latest regulatory updates on international export controls.
The office consistently advocates for the use of best practices in export controls when engaging with foreign industry, governments and multilateral organizations, all part of its interagency effort to foster responsible export control policies and practices worldwide.
The elements of nuclear security in Pakistan include robust command and control system, rigorous regulatory regime, comprehensive export controls and international cooperation.
It explains what weapons of mass destruction are, odual-use,o and other definitions; reasons export controls are important, with a focus on nuclear energy, nuclear renaissance, and the link to nuclear proliferation; the evolution of export controls to include goods that can be used for both civilian and WMD purposes; the legal context; the international export fora conditions and criteria; examples of implementation in the US and Europe; different items, including goods, technology, and software; different types of controlled movements; control lists; and authorizations, licensing procedures, and clauses for control.
The balance between national security and export competitiveness has made the subject of export controls controversial for decades.
The spokesman said that Pakistan has established extensive physical protection measures, robust command and control institutions under the chairmanship of the prime minister and comprehensive and effective export controls regulatory regimes to ensure safety and security of nuclear installations and materials.
The PECSEA Benchmarking Subcommittee developed a survey on the impact of export controls and priorities for export reform.

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