THE JOURNAL OF EXPORT CONTROLS AND SANCTIONS

Issue 30, April 2014

Caught by surprise: Israel’s export control regime and cyber technologies

Whilst Israel is not a member of the Wassenaar Arrangement, its government chose to bind the country to the regime’s conventional arms and dual-use control list. Daniel Reisner and Doron Hindin..

Homeland security experts warn of the next wide-scale military offensive beginning with a decisive zero-day cyber attack, debilitating critical infrastructure and paving the way for devastating conventional and non-conventional strikes. In December 2013, representatives from over 40 developed nations heeded these warnings through an amendment to the Wassenaar Arrangement, the multilateral export control regime. This article will briefly review this recent amendment to the Wassenaar Arrangement, focusing primarily on its significant and immediate impact on the Israeli exporting community. More generally, this discussion will serve as an opportunity to provide a bird’s eye view of some of the primary features...

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