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What is Wassenaar Arrangement?
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Coordinating Committee for Multilateral Export Controls or CoCom was a 17 member
Target 2017: Prelims GS group established by Western bloc powers (Australia, Belgium, Canada, Denmark,
CURRENTAFFAIRS2017 France, Germany, Greece, Italy, Japan, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Norway, Portugal,
Spain, Turkey, the United Kingdom and the United States.) after the end of second world
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war and the objective was to put an arms embargo on COMECON (Council for Mutual
Current Affairs - March 2017 Economic Assistance ) countries which was an economic organization of communist
states and a kind of Eastern Bloc equivalent of European Economic Community. It
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became defunct on March 31, 1994 and later was succeeded by Wassenaar
Current Affairs - January 2017 Arrangement on July 12, 1996. Wassenaar is a town in Netherlands. It is a multilateral
Current Affairs - 2016 export control regime (MECR) and current number of members is 40.
The objective is to contribute to regional and international security and
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stability, by promoting transparency and greater responsibility in
transfers of conventional arms and dual-use goods and technologies,
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State Current Affairs The member countries seek, through their national policies, to ensure
that transfers of these items do not contribute to the development or
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enhancement of military capabilities which undermine these goals, and
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Banking Current Affairs India is not a member of Wassenaar Arrangement. Our country is a
Science & Techonlogy principled non-proliferator of nuclear or missile technologies but not a
member of different international arrangements that formally commit
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Bills and Acts countries to control export of sensitive equipment/technologies. To be a
member in Wassenaar Arrangement , a country part from being a
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producer/exporter of arms or sensitive industrial equipment has to
Persons in News adhere to the Nuclear Suppliers Group, the Missile Technology Control
Places in News Regime and the Australia Group; and adherence to the Nuclear Non-
Proliferation Treaty etc. While we can proactively identify the munitions
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on which we exercise export controls to show their correspondence with,
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