On May 20, the Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) proposed to the U.S. government to implement the agreements reached at the December 2013 plenary session. He is the successor to the Cold War Coordination Committee on Multilateral Export Controls (COCOM), established on 12 July 1996 in Wassenaar, the Netherlands, near The Hague. The Wassenaar agreement is much less stringent than COCOM, focusing mainly on the transparency of national export control regimes and not giving some members a veto over organisational decisions. A secretariat for the management of the agreement is located in Vienna, Austria. However, as a cocom, it is not a treaty and is therefore not legally binding. In addition, U.S. assistance to India following the bilateral civil nuclear cooperation agreement between the two countries in 2005 helped New Delhi abandon the nuclear suppliers Group in 2008 and join the Missile Technology Control Regime (MTCR) in 2016. Ambassador Sune Danielsson Head of the Secretariat Phone: (43-1) 960 03 Fax: (43-1) 960 031 or 032 E-mail: [email protected] Website: www.wassenaar.org The twelfth plenary session of 5 and 6 December in Vienna celebrated the tenth anniversary of the AV and was led by Ambassador Peter Shannon of Australia. Parliament has successfully adopted a number of checklist changes, while expressing a desire to establish a dialogue with the VA panel and the missile technology control regime to improve the regime`s ability to keep pace with the progress of technologies, market trends and international security.
In addition, the plenary decided to make available to the public two best practices for Implementing Intangible Transfers of Technology Controls and Best Practice Guidelines for the Licensing of Its Licensing on the Basic List and Sensitive List of Dual-Use Goods and Technologies – to complement the plenary agreement to maintain a high priority for transparency and contact with non-participating states and international organisations to promote strengthening export controls. In November 1993, negotiations between the 17 MEMBER states of COCOM on the structure and objectives of the organization that will succeed COCOM began.