Expert missions

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    Expert mission to Bahrain, May 2017.

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    Expert mission to Bahrain, May 2017.

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    Expert mission to Bahrain, May 2017.

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    Expert mission to Thailand, November 2016.

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    Expert mission to Thailand, November 2016.

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    Expert mission to Bangladesh, July 2017.

As part of the 2014 EU Decision in support of the HCoC, the FRS has conducted expert missions in countries outside the European Union targeting the relevant industries, scientific community, export control experts and civil society representatives.Missions have taken place to the following countries:

  • South Africa (April 2016) with representatives from several African states, in partnership with the Pretoria-based Institute for Security Studies
  • Thailand (November 2016)
  • Myanmar (November 2016)
  • Israel (January 2017)
  • Bahrain (May 2017), with representatives from Gulf Cooperation Council states
  • Laos (July 2017)
  • Bangladesh (July 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