Wassenaar Releases Due Diligence Questions

2019/02/20

In December 2018, the Wassenaar Arrangement updated its current list of indicative questions that companies should use “in any export situation” in order to help companies recognize potential compliance issues and red flags before a violation occurs. The document states that, “Being vigilant for signs of suspicious enquiries or orders is vital for countering the risks of the proliferation of sensitive goods and technologies and destabilising accumulations of conventional weapons.”

The document contains 35 questions and notes that, “Corresponding answer(s) to any of the questions below should not be considered as the basis for an automatic rejection of an export. The intention of the questions is rather to flag the need for greater scrutiny while examining exports.”

List of Advisory Questions for Industry: https://www.wassenaar.org/app/uploads/2018/12/Advisory-Questions-for-Industry-Amended.pdf