India’s First National Conference on Strategic Trade Controls

  • Conducted by the Directorate General of Foreign Trade (DGFT), Ministry of Commerce & Industry with the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) and other Government Agencies.
  • Organized the National Conference on Strategic Trade Controls (NCSTC).
  • Related to Special Chemicals, Organisms, Materials, Equipment and Technologies (SCOMET) and Export Control system and its International Best Practices.
  • To ensure compliance related to the export of dual-use (industrial and military) goods, software and technologies.
  • With larger international participation, and wider involvement of various Government of India organizations, Industry stakeholders across sectors, Academia & Research Institutions.
  • Was held at Vigyan Bhawan, New Delhi.
  • It focused on best practices and efforts towards preventing the proliferation of Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD).
  • It facilitated dialogue between Government authorities and Industry stakeholders, or assessing and mitigating risks associated with the export of sensitive goods.
  • Importance of UNSCR 1540 (2004) on non-proliferation and its significant developments was discussed.
  • Importance of MTCR (Missile Technology Control Regime) in the international framework of missile and delivery systems.
  • Internal Compliance Intangible Technology Transfers (ITT) by Indian industry, Japanese experience with Outreach to and Compliance by Academia, and the impact of Emerging Technologies on Strategic Trade Controls were discussed.
  • A Handbook on India’s Strategic Trade Controls prepared by DGFT was released.
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