KAZGUU University in collaboration with ISTC organized an Executive Course on Export Control supported by the EU

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International Science and Technology Center (ISTC) organized an Executive Course on Export Control in collaboration with M. Narikbayev KAZGUU University which was held in Astana (Nur Sultan) from June 17-28, 2019. The participants from ISTC member countries as well as other ECO member countries; Pakistan, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Mongolia, Armenia and Georgia participated in the executive course. The course outlined the core concepts of export control, including the very basic knowledge about Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear (CBRN) weapons, the international treaties, regulatory frameworks, science and technology transfers, threats and risks assessment, etc. On behalf of ECOSF, its Scientific Officer Engr. Khalil Raza participated in the course and contributed to various group discussions and table top exercises during the event.

The aim of the workshop was to exchange the best practices, to pose questions and promote the latest achievements in theoretical and empirical research in the field of export controls. The experts and specialists from Central Asia and the Caucasus, as well as the European Union took part in this workshop. Dr. Jean Pascal Zanders, Dr. Kai ilchmann and Dr. Maria J. Espona conducted this executive course as resource persons and offered their valued insights into CBRN, dual-use and export control.

The group exercises during the course helped the participants to identify binding international treaties and conventions, and their corresponding significance on the development of national legislative and regulatory frameworks on export control. It is important to mention that national laws and effective regulation measures can potentially promote the legitimate use dual use technologies (tangible and intangible) while at the same time preventing the deliberate and inadvertent transfer and production of CBRN material or technologies.

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