2014 Workshop on Strategic Trade Controls
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September 2, 2014:
Session 1: UN Security Council Resolution 1540 Implementation and the Multilateral Export Controls Regimes
This session will look at the relationship between UN Security Council Resolution (UNSCR) 1540 and the four multilateral export controls regimes (Nuclear Suppliers Group, Australia Group, Missile Technology and Control Regime, and Wassenaar Arrangement). What are the linkages between UNSCR 1540 and these regimes? How are the linkages articulated? How can these linkages help states implement the Resolution? What other components of a strategic trade management system can be used to facilitate implementation of UNSCR 1540?
Presenters: Chin-Hao Huang, Rajiv Nayan
Session 2: The role of Control Lists in Managing Trade of Strategic Goods
This session will focus on the development and maintenance of national control lists and the role of the European Union Control List, which has become the de facto standard for categorizing strategic goods and the principal starting point for developing strategic trade controls. How does the national control list fit into the broader scope of a state’s trade management system? What are the key components of the EU Control List? How was the EU control list developed and how is it kept current? How do European states use the EU Control List in developing national control lists?
How have states in the region used the EU control list in developing their national control lists? What are the lessons?
Presenters: Jay Nash, Joachim Wahren
Session 3: The Role of the Interagency Process in Managing Trade of Strategic Goods
This session will focus on the importance of establishing an effective interagency process to manage the components of an effective system to manage trade of strategic goods. What are the key agencies involved in the licensing, detection, enforcement, and outreach components of a strategic goods trade management system? What are the key factors that determine the composition of the interagency group involved in the coordination process? How have states managed the coordination process required to establish and maintain currency of their control lists? How have states managed the coordination process required to ensure cooperation between detection of violations and enforcement of penalties? What are the lessons?
Presenters: Mohamad Shahabar Kareem, Karla Pabelina
Session 4: Regional Organizations and Managing Trade of Strategic Goods
This session will examine the role of regional organizations in managing trade of strategic goods. What programs have regional organizations developed that have relevance to managing trade of strategic goods? Which programs have the most significance to the establishment and maintenance of a control system for managing trade of strategic goods? What could regional organizations do to facilitate better regional coordination among states in managing trade of strategic goods? This session will also focus on what needs to be done to integrate strategic trade management into the ASEAN National Single Window programs and the ASEAN Single Window Initiative. The session will also evaluate the APEC Secure Trade Initiative as a mechanism for developing and maintaining an effective strategic trade management system.
Presenters: George Tan, Chungly Lee and Dr. Charles Chou
September 3, 2014
Session 5: Implementation of Strategic Trade Controls in Asian Free Trade Zones
This session will focus on implementation of strategic trade controls in Asian free trade zones. What types of free trade zones exist in Asia? What are their similarities and differences in terms of licensing and Customs-clearance requirements? What are the challenges to developing effective oversight of strategic goods being processed in and through these zones? What can be done to address these challenges?
Presenters: Carl Baker, Chun-Fang Hsu
Session 6: Good Practices in Detection/Enforcement of Strategic Trade Controls
This session will focus on the role of detection and enforcement of strategic trade controls. What is the World Customs Organization doing to promote nonproliferation in the Asia Pacific? What are the most common violations being detected? What are the primary mechanisms used to detect violations of strategic trade controls and what enforcement measures are available to deal with violators? What is the relationship between detection and enforcement? What good practices have been identified in implementing such measures? What are the lessons?
Presenters: Mi-Yong Kim, Yu-Ning Hwang
Session 7: The Economic Impact of Strategic Trade Controls
This session will focus on the economic impact of strategic trade controls. Is there an objective way to evaluate the economic impact of controls on strategic goods? Is there a gap between perception and reality regarding the economic impact of restrictions placed on trade of strategic goods? What are the areas where strategic trade management has been seen as positive, negative, or where had no affect? Given the general perception that controlling trade of any goods conflicts with the principle of enhancing trade, what can be done to change the perception that controlling strategic goods is necessary?
Presenters: Anupam Srivastava, Osamu Fujimoto, John Warden
Session 8: Wrap-Up and Next Steps
This session will summarize the meeting’s key findings and discuss next steps for future research.