Training and Equipment
The EXBS Program draws from the curriculums of its implementers to provide nearly 100 types of activities and training that address every aspect of the five core pillars of strategic trade controls at the local, national, and regional level. These include specialized topics relevant at every step of the strategic trade control system, from proliferation awareness for senior policymakers, to legal/regulatory models, to licensing practices, to commodity identification training and detection and enforcement techniques at air, land, sea, and rail borders. The EXBS Program also provides state-of-the art detection equipment and equipment training.
EXBS sponsors regional and global conferences to bring national policymakers and technical experts together to share information about proliferation challenges and the latest developments in the multilateral nonproliferation regimes, to compare experiences, and to facilitate information-sharing and networking. EXBS sponsors regular International Export Control Conferences and Global Transshipment Seminars, as well as many regional conferences. EXBS events have also focused on UN Security Council Resolution 1540 implementation and improved controls on conventional arms, including MANPADS and small arms/light weapons, and dual-use items. For the most up-to-date information on ECC-sponsored conferences please visit www.state.gov/strategictrade.
Collaboration and Exchanges
EXBS works with other strategic trade control assistance providers such as the European Union and Japan, as well as with related U.S. Government programs such as the Department of Defense’s International Counter-Proliferation Program (ICP), the Department of Energy’s International Export Control Cooperation Program and Second Line of Defense Program (SLD), and the State Department's Bureau of Counterterrorism (CT) and the Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs (INL). EXBS also partners with countries to share information and exchange best practices and technical expertise.