NTI-Export-Controls - NTI Summary of Export Controls...

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NTI Summary of Export Controls Reference: http://www.nti.org/f_wmd411/f1b4.html Produced by the Monterey Institute's James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies Updated May 2009 Weapons experts performing verification. Export controls are laws, regulations, or treaties designed to halt or restrict the transfer of WMD, and the materials and technology used to make them, between countries. They are vital for nonproliferation because most countries require some level of foreign assistance to develop nuclear weapons or missiles . Countries seeking to develop chemical or biological weapons may also use imported technology. Both multilateral treaties and national export control systems play an important role in controlling the spread of WMD. Complementary international activities, such as the Proliferation Security Initiative (PSI) , seek to work within the limits of national and international laws to strengthen existing export control measures and nonproliferation treaties. Foreign Government Assistance to WMD Programs Almost without exception, nations that have developed nuclear weapons have relied on expertise or equipment imported from countries that are more advanced in these areas. The same is true for
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