Mexican President Felipe
Calderón and United States'
President Barack Obama at the
2010 Nuclear Security Summit,
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Offers/Requests of Assistance
Mexico is primarily a recipient of 1540 implementation assistance. In 2005, Mexico requested legal assistance for arms trafficking control and technical assistance for border and export controls. In 2006 and 2011, Mexico requested assistance in training its customs officials in the detection of WMD-related materials and with funding for detection equipment. It also asked for advice and model legislation regarding illegal arms trafficking and police services, and sought ideas on how to establish international cooperation mechanisms to deal with BTWC compliance. In 2012, Mexico requested help in implementing the Collaborative Programme between the Mexican government and the Inter-American Committee against Terrorism (CICTE) of the OAS, which deals with the physical protection of Chemical, Biological, Radioactive, Nuclear (CBRN) materials. Since 2007, Mexico has worked closely with both the IAEA and the U.S. State Department’s Export Control and Related Border Security (EXBS) program to strengthen its enforcement and detection capabilities and improve nuclear security within its borders.
Mexico, through the Office of the Attorney-General, is able to offer advice and technical assistance on matters relating to extradition, limited to theoretical and informative aspects relating to extradition proceedings in Mexico, pursuant to international treaties and domestic legislation. See the United Nations 1540 Committee Website for more information on Offers of 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)
- Treaty of Tlatelolco
- Convention on Nuclear Safety (CNS)
- Convention on the Physical Protection of Nuclear Material (CPPNM)
- Convention for the Suppression of the Financing of Nuclear Terrorism (TFC)
- International Convention for the Suppression of Acts of Nuclear Terrorism (NTC)
Corruption Perceptions Index (2014): 35/100 (ranked 103/175)