Plenary Agreement

The European Parliament has 751 elected members from 28 Member States of the European Union and conducts its plenary debates in 24 languages. The Wassenaar Arrangement (WASSENAAR or WA) (www.wassenaar.org/) on Export Controls on Conventional Arms and Dual-Use Goods and Technologies is a group of 42 like-minded States committed to promoting accountability and transparency in the global arms trade and preventing destabilizing arms accumulations. As a participating state, the United States has committed to control all items on the VA export control lists. These lists were first drawn up in 1996 and then revised annually. Proposals to amend va checklists that reach consensus are approved by participating States in annual plenary sessions. Participating States are responsible for implementing the agreed changes to the list as soon as possible after approval. Implementing AV list changes in the United States ensures that the United States. .