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The Role of Transit and Trans-shipment in Counterproliferation Efforts

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SIPRI Good Practice Guide: The Transport Sector as Counterproliferation Partner no. 6

Publisher: SIPRI
September, 2016

The SIPRI Good Practice Guides on the transport sector as counterproliferation partner have been developed to support partnerships between the transport sector and government authorities to counter proliferation and to implement proliferation-related United Nations Security Council resolutions. The series identifies and explores various aspects of the transport sector as a counterproliferation partner, with the aim of strengthening the sector’s contribution in this area.

This guide aims to support compliance and good practice as it relates to transit and trans-shipment. In particular, it pays specific attention to various aspects of transit and trans-shipment and the roles they may play in combatting non-compliance and proliferation-related activities. In doing so, the guide reviews proliferation-related transit and trans-shipment controls, explores their associated risks and opportunities and identifies key actions transport sector actors can take to counter proliferation.


Aaron Dunne is an Associate Senior Researcher with the SIPRI Countering Illicit Trafficking Mechanism Assessment Project.