THE JOURNAL OF EXPORT CONTROLS AND SANCTIONS

Issue 57, February 2017

Wins all round: China and its implementation of the JCPOA

The Chinese government has given vigorous support to the process leading up to the signing of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action and it will reap the rewards, writes Johnny Xie.

On 14 July 2015, the P5+1 (China, France, Germany, Russia, the United Kingdom, and the United States), the European Union (‘EU’), and Iran reached a Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (‘JCPOA’) to ensure that Iran’s nuclear programme will be exclusively peaceful. 18 October 2015 was Adoption Day, the date on which the JCPOA came into effect and participants began taking steps necessary to implement their JCPOA commitments. This was followed on 16 January 2016 by Implementation Day of the JCPOA, the point at which, as a result of Iran verifiably meeting its nuclear commitments, countries started to lift nuclear-related sanctions...

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