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What is the Wassenaar Arrangement?

Authors: Wassenaar Arrangement Secretariat

Published: February 2020

URL: https://www.wassenaar.org/the-wassenaar-arrangement/

Tags: 1990s Export Controls International / National Security Wassenar Arrangement

Abstract: The Wassenaar Arrangement (WA), the first global multilateral arrangement on export controls for conventional weapons and sensitive dual-use goods and technologies, received final approval by 33 co-founding countries in July 1996 and began operations in September 1996. The WA was designed to promote transparency, exchange of views and information and greater responsibility in transfers of … Continued