Mexico: Reducing Arms

By Dialogo
April 01, 2012

Effective January 25, 2012, Mexico became the 41st participating state to join the
Wassenaar Arrangement on Export Controls for Conventional Arms and Dual-Use Goods and
Technologies. To be admitted, a country must produce/export arms or sensitive equipment and
maintain nonproliferation policies as well as appropriate national export controls.
Admission of new members requires the consensus of all members. Mexico is only the
second country in Latin America to gain membership after Argentina.
U.S. Department of State, U.S. Embassy in Mexico,