Int'l Group Agrees to Tighten Controls on Military Software Exports

By Kyodo News 24 February 2020

In an effort to counter cyberattacks and other international threats, a group of 42 countries including Japan and the US have agreed to expand export controls to include military-grade cyber software and manufacturing technology for weapons-capable semiconductor parts, sources close to the matter said Sunday.

The move by the member states of the Wassenaar Arrangement on Export Controls for Conventional Arms and Dual-Use Goods and Technologies is apparently aimed at curbing the proliferation of military technologies to parties such as China, North Korea and Iran.

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