Export Compliance Management Seminar 31 May 2012: The Changing Context of Export Controls
2 May 2012The changing context of export controls Professor Trevor Taylor Emails: TrevorTaylor@rusi.org firstname.lastname@example.org Tel: +44 7818 444350
The purposes of export controls To restrict the accelerated acquisition of military capabilities byother governments hostile unaligned/neutral friendly To direct and constrain the behaviour of other governments To promote domestic economic advantage
The current situation The weapons of mass effect dimension no major player with an interest in proliferation the disruption of the desperate (North Korea, Pakistan, non-state actors) increasing problems of controlling ‘old’ knowledge Small arms multiple suppliers post-conflict supplies the black market Libyan anti-air missiles?
The current situation Advanced conventional arms governments involved have effective export control systems US as the driving force and the centrality of ITAR For the UK The cost, inconvenience and periodic pettiness of ITAR implementation The absence of reciprocity
The changing context Exports’ Arms Trade US growing Treaty bilateralism importance driveOperations Europeannot nuclear Conventional arms harmonisationdeterrence export controls & integration 90% of Supply global R&D chain ITAR-free as ‘civil’implications as an Needs of asset defence MNCs
Conclusion and the future Export controls, high level political attention and the USpolitical system The stagnation of reform efforts The readiness of the UK political class to build awareness ofand/or accept dependence on the US for military capability?