Waasenaar Arrangement (on Export Controls for Conventional Arms and Dual-Use Goods and Technologies)

An international organization established to coordinate various countries’ export control regimes. Members of the Waasenaar Arrangement have agreed to control exports and sales of military goods and goods useful for the manufacture of chemical, nuclear, or biological weapons. In general, obtaining export licenses for dual use technology is considerably easier, or even automatic, if the trade is to be between the participants in the Waasenaar Arrangement, who are Argentina, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Canada, the Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Republic of Korea, Romania, the Russian Federation, Slovakia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, Ukraine, the United Kingdom, and the United States.