Expert missions


Expert mission to Thailand, November 2016.

As part of the 2014 EU Decision in support of the HCoC, the FRS is pursuing its expert missions in countries outside the European Union targeting the relevant industries, scientific community, export control experts and civil society representatives.

On 11 April 2016, the FRS conducted, in partnership with the Pretoria-based Institute for Security Studies, a mission in South Africa.


Expert mission to Thailand, November 2016.

In November 2016, two expert missions took place, one in Thailand and one in Myanmar.

An expert mission to Israel took place on 10 January 2017.


As per the 2012 EU Decision, the FRS conducted field missions in targeted countries outside the European Union to address regional issues arising from ballistic proliferation and the regional developments in space launch programmes, the target country’s perception of these topics, and its view of HCoC and the Code’s role with regard to the aforementioned trends. Missions were organised in the following countries:

  • China
  • India
  • Brazil
  • Israel
  • Algeria
  • South Africa