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International officials receive training at CITS export control academy

International officials receive training at CITS export control academy

Athens, Ga. – The University of Georgia’s Center for International Trade and Security will host an International Export Control Academy in Athens, June 11-22. Participants include U.S. and foreign government officials, as well as representatives from the private sector. Held three times a year, the academy offers training on controlling weapons of mass destruction related trade.

As the leading source of expertise in the field of technology security and export controls, CITS launched the International Export Control Academy in 2006 in response to an increase in demand for export control outreach and training.

In addition to providing a common knowledge base for international officials and businesses involved in transnational trade in sensitive goods and technologies, the academy assists governments worldwide in fulfilling their obligations under international law. Passed in 2004, United Nations Security Council Resolution 1540 requires all governments to ensure safe and secure trade in technologies that might be used for weapons of mass destruction.

Instruction at the academy is provided by CITS experts, current and former government officials and experts from the International Export Control Association. Topics covered include export control policy and law, international best practices, export licensing and industry compliance, and enforcement.

As part of UGA’s School of Public and International Affairs, CITS strives to address dangers posed by the security of, and trade in weapons of mass destruction technologies and materials, and other military-related transfers. For more information on CITS, see