Workshop on Strategic Trade Controls in Continental Southeast Asia

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Welcome Remarks
H.E. Amb. Pou Sothirak 
Carl Baker

Session 1: International Trade and Strategic Goods
This session will focus on what strategic goods are and how they are traded. What is a strategic good? What are the broad categories of strategic goods? How are they identified? What is dual-use technology? Why are these goods and technologies protected? What impact does this protection requirement have on business decisions regarding production and shipment of these goods? What is illicit trafficking? What are proliferation networks? How do they operate? Why are they worrisome?

Stephanie Lieggi
Kentaro Ide

Session 2: Strategic Trade Controls – An Overview
This session will give an overview of strategic trade controls. What are the core components of an effective system of strategic trade controls? What impact do these controls have on trade and economic development? What relevance is UN Security Council Resolution 1540 to the development of a strategic trade control program?

Anupam Srivastava
Mohamed Shahabar Abdul Kareem
Pheakdei Mauk

Session 3: National Legislation
This session will explore the role of national legislation in implementing strategic trade controls. What are the key legal authorities associated with strategic trade controls? What are the best practices in developing national legislation? What are the key obstacles to developing new legislation?

Karla Mae Pabelina
Akepop Vearasilp
Guo Xiaobing

Session 4: Control Lists, and Licensing Procedures
This session will examine issues related to control lists and licensing procedures. What are the key elements of an effective regulatory framework for developing control lists and ensuring the licensing process is efficient and effective? What have countries done to streamline licensing procedures? What role do internal compliance programs play in the licensing process?

Bryan Early
Khin Moe Aye

Session 5: Detection and Enforcement
This session will focus on the role of detection and enforcement. What are the primary mechanisms used to detect violations? What mechanisms are best for dealing with violators? What is the relationship between detection and enforcement? What good practices have been identified in implementing such measures?

Chin-Hao Huang
Nguyen Thi Bich Thien
Pich Chan

Session 6: Interagency Coordination and Industry Outreach
This session will explore the role of interagency coordination and industry outreach in adopting and implementing strategic trade controls. What are the key agencies involved in the establishment and operation of strategic trade controls? What are the main factors that determine the composition of the interagency group? How have other states managed the coordination process? How have they reached out to the private sector?

George Tan
Mi-Yong Kim

Session 7: Capacity-Building and Assistance Programs
This session will focus on capacity-building and assistance programs available to help states adopt and implement strategic trade controls. Who are the main donors? What are their programs? How can states interested in these programs reach out to donors?

Hisashi Riko
Nick Gillard

Session 8: Wrap-Up, Concluding Remarks, and Next Steps
This session will summarize the meeting’s key findings and reflect on next steps for better adoption and implementation of strategic trade controls by continental Southeast Asian states.