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Issues & Insights Vol. 13 – No. 12 – Workshop on Strategic Trade Controls

On Aug. 27-29, 2013, the Pacific Forum and National Chengchi University’s Institute of International Relations, with support from the US Department of State and National Chengchi University, held a workshop on strategic trade controls in Taipei, Taiwan. The group included approximately 50 participants and observers from 16 countries. All attended in their private capacity. Discussions focused on the strategic trade control regime, control lists, controls in transshipment and foreign trade zones, the relationship between UN Security Council resolutions and strategic trade control implementation, and the role of regional organizations in assisting and coordinating strategic trade control implementation. The report that follows reflects the views of the chair. While it has been reviewed by all participants, it is not a consensus document.