Mexico 1540 Reporting

Mexican President Felipe
Calderón and United States'
President Barack Obama at the
2010 Nuclear Security Summit,

1540 Matrix

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.


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This article is part of a collection examining implementation of United Nations Security Council Resolution 1540, which requires all states to implement measures aimed at preventing non-state actors from acquiring NBC weapons, related materials, and their means of delivery. It details Mexico’s implementation efforts to-date.

This material is produced independently for NTI by the James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies at the Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey and does not necessarily reflect the opinions of and has not been independently verified by NTI or its directors, officers, employees, or agents. Copyright 2019.