The Wassenaar Arrangement on Export Controls for Conventional Arms and Dual-Use Goods and Technologies
The Wassenaar Arrangement on Export Controls for Conventional Arms and Dual-Use Goods and Technologies was established in Wassenaar/The Netherlands and entered into force on 1 November 1996. The aim of the Wassenaar Arrangement is to prevent the destabilizing accumulation of conventional arms and related goods and technologies in regions and countries worldwide by increased transparency and responsibility. On the basis of jointly-agreed lists of arms, dual-use goods and technologies each Participating State carries out export controls in accordance with national laws and practices.
Germany is participating in the Wassenaar Arrangement and has integrated the continuously updated common lists in its national export control regulations.
The Wassenaar Arrangement is based on a political agreement. It is not aimed against any country or region. Currently 41 states are participating in the Wassenaar Arrangement.
Initiated by Germany, the topic of Terrorism Prevention was added to the objectives of the Wassenaar Arrangement in 2001.
Contact Wassenaar Arrangement:
Head: Ambassador Philip Griffiths
Address: Secretariat of the Wassenaar Arrangement
Mahlerstrase 12/6, 1010 Vienna, Austria
tel. (+43-1) 96003
fax (+43-1) 96031