The Implementation of UN Security Council Resolution 1540 to prevent access by non-governmental stakeholders, from in particular terrorists, to nuclear, chemical and biological weapons, was an important step towards effectively combating the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction.
The economy is anBusinesses are important stakeholders in the implementation of Resolution 1540. In its national export control, Germany has always attached great importance to the effective integration cooperation withof companies. From 2012 to 2017, five international conferences took place around in the Wiesbaden area (Germany) in order to anchor this idea in the export control systems of other states.
Therefore, the name “Wiesbaden process” has become
commonplace. In addition, there have been regional “Wiesbaden conferences” since 2016 in Seoul, Mexico City, and now in New Delhi - with representatives from government and business sectors from 39 countries as well as representatives of the United Nations.
Dr. Jasper Wieck, Permanent Representative of the German Ambassador to India, emphasized at the opening of the two-day event that “only with the participation of the economy can export control function efficiently - both in the development of regulations and in their implementation”. At the same time, Dr. Wieck encourages German support for India on its way to becoming a member of the Nuclear Suppliers Group.
German export control experts from the Federal Foreign Office and the Federal Office of Economics and Export Control (BAFA) explained to the participants the objectives and history of the “Wiesbaden Process” and the German export control procedures for an appropriate reconciliation of interests between non-proliferation and free trade.
The Wiesbaden Process is a successful German initiative for more security and reliability in a rapidly globalizing world.