Australia Group (AG)

International Security

Australia Group (AG)

The Australia Group (AG) is a mechanism of international coopeartion of over 40 countries, which started in 1985, after it became clear that chemical weapons had been used in the Iran-Iraq war. AG tries to prevent the spread of chemical and biological weapons by coordinating export controls. This arrangements assists the Member States to fulfill their obligations under the Chemical Weapons Convention of 1992 (CWC) and the Biological Weapons Convention of 1972 (BWC). Iceland is a member of the AG.


Australia Group (AG)   |   FATF   |   GICNT   |   GTRI   |   HCOC   |   MTCR   |   NSG   |   PSI   |   Wassenaar (WA)   |   Zangger (ZC)

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