iHLS on 27 February reported on a decision of the 42 member states of the Wassenaar Arrangement on Export Controls for Conventional Arms and Dual-Use Goods and Technologies, the international non-binding regime that restricts the exporting of commodities and technologies that can be diverted for use by military forces and in weapons; and governs 9 dual-use technologies and 22 categories of weaponry. The states have agreed to add military-grade software and manufacturing technology for weapons-capable chip parts to an international list of items subject to export controls in an effort to counter cyberattacks and other threats. Members of the group include the UK, Russia, India and South Korea, but China, Iran and North Korea do not participate. The agreement was reached unanimously at a meeting in December.
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