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Offers/Requests of Assistance: Canada has the ability to provide assistance in legislation and implementation of nonproliferation and arms control-related conventions; health security initiatives; export control training; bio-safety/security standards training; detection and decontamination of chemical, biological and radiological terror agents; health initiatives for food, plants, and animals; nuclear nonproliferation safeguards; nuclear and radioactive material accountancy and control; and the physical protection of nuclear plants and material.
Through the Counterterrorism Capacity Building Program, Canada provides counterterrorism related training, resources, and expertise to partner states to enable them to prevent and respond to terrorist activity in a manner consistent with international human rights and other norms and standards.
In late 2005, Canada co-hosted with Singapore an ASEAN Regional Forum (ARF) Export Licensing Experts Meeting in Singapore to exchange national experiences in licensing the transfer of goods, software, and technology and to ensure that such items do not contribute to the proliferation of WMD or their delivery systems. In June 2009, responding to an October 2008 request by the Caribbean Community (CARICOM), Canada and the United States co-sponsored a workshop on export controls and maritime security in Kingston, Jamaica. Workshop attendants included officials from Antigua and Barbuda, Barbados, Belize, Dominican Republic, Haiti, Jamaica, Saint Kitts and Nevis, and Saint Vincent and the Grenadines. Representatives of the Organization of American States (OAS) and CARICOM joined the workshop. See the United Nations 1540 Committee Website for more information on Assistance from Member States.
- Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons (NPT)
- Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty (CTBT)
- Biological and Toxic Weapons Convension (BTWC)
- Chemical Weapons Convention (CWC)
- Convention on Nuclear Safety (CNS)
- Convention on the Physical Protection of Nuclear Material (CPPNM)
- Joint Convention on the Safety of Spent Fuel Management (JC)
- Zangger Committee
- Nuclear Suppliers Group
- Missile Technology Control Regime
- Australia Group
- Wassenaar Arrangement
Signed, Not Ratified
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