Multilateral export control regime
A Multilateral Export Control Regime (MECR) is an international body that states use to organize their national export control systems. For a chart of national membership in different MECRs, see the SIPRI Yearbook chapter on "Transfer controls"
There are currently four such regimes:
- The Wassenaar Arrangement on Export Controls for Conventional Arms and Dual-Use Goods and Technologies
- The Nuclear Suppliers Group (NSG), for the control of nuclear related technology
- The Australia Group (AG) for control of chemical and biological technology that could be weaponized
- The Missile Technology Control Regime for the control of rockets and other aerial vehicles capable of delivering weapons of mass destruction