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Export Control and Related Border Security (EXBS) Program: Countering Russian Aggression and Malign Influence

This Program is working to advance border security, reform, and resiliency. It helps strengthen partner capabilities to maintain territorial integrity, prevents diversion of weapons of mass destruction (WMD)-sensitive material and conventional arms, indigenizes regional enforcement capabilities, and promotes mentorship by countries with mature strategic trade control systems.

This is being accomplished by:

  1.  Helping Albania, Kosovo, Moldova, and Ukraine develop an effective capacity to license transfers of strategic goods through mentoring, training, process refinement, and institution building;
  2.  Providing electronic tools to regional partners to facilitate the processing of license requests and to promote transparency of interagency review;
  3.  Advancing border security including maritime response capabilities, reform, and resiliency in Georgia, Moldova, Turkey, and Ukraine, through hands-on training, realistic exercises, and transfer of surveillance, inspection, and detection equipment;
  4.  Assisting Georgia and Ukraine in developing outreach programs to enterprises implementing strategic trade control obligations and sanctions;
  5.  Promoting cross-border cooperation through bilateral/multilateral training, exercises, and operations; and
  6.  Encouraging increased interagency coordination by strengthening cross-government working groups and task forces in Azerbaijan, Armenia, Moldova, and Ukraine.

The program also addresses the threat of intangible technology transfer (ITT) and transfer of sensitive and/or controlled information within digital infrastructures, either via illegal networks or by means of malicious cyber-attacks. Programming focuses on:

  • Improving stakeholder awareness of cybersecurity vulnerabilities that compromise maritime and border security operations, especially state-sponsored attacks emanating from Russia and Russian-linked entities;
  • Efforts to strengthen partner capacity to identify and prevent intangible technology transfers, control the dissemination of emerging technologies, and counter malign state influence by mapping out private sector supply chains for several technology sectors that benefit Russia’s great power aspirations;
  • Efforts to uncover trade flows of sensitive items; and
  • Production of detailed sector-specific guidance to expose patterns of shipments to destinations of concern.

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Name Position Agency/Department/Org Note
Mr Todd Perry Special Coordinator, UNSCR 1540
Department of State
United States
Mr Stephen Knight Point of Contact
United States Mission to the United Nations
United States

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