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Bureau of International Security and Nonproliferation

Office of Export Control Cooperation

Our Mission

The Office of Export Control Cooperation is the U.S. Government’s premier provider of assistance to foreign governments to ensure strategic trade control systems meet international standards and by engaging on bilateral, regional and multilateral levels with foreign governments to aid in the establishment of independent capabilities to regulate transfers of weapons of mass destruction, WMD-related items, conventional arms, and related dual-use items, and to detect, interdict, investigate, and prosecute illicit transfers of such items.

U.S. Department of State

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