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Issues & Insights Vol. 16 – No. 4 – Implementing Strategic Trade Controls in Asia Pacific

The Pacific Forum, National Chengchi University’s Institute for International Relations, and the Prospect Foundation, with support from the US Department of State’s Export Control and Related Border Security (EXBS) Program and the Taiwan Ministry of Foreign Affairs, held an Asia-Pacific dialogue on strategic trade controls (STC) in Taipei, Taiwan on November 5-6, 2015. Some 32 experts, officials, and observers from throughout the Asia Pacific and beyond attended, all in their private capacity. The off-the-record discussions covered recent STC developments; control lists and trade management of strategic goods; free trade zones (FTZ); transit, transshipment, and brokering; intangible transfers of technology (ITT); the interface between licensing and detection; and regional cooperation on STC issues. This report represents the view of its authors; it is not a consensus document.