Australia Group Secretariat
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The Australia Group (AG) encourages all countries to adhere to the AG Guidelines and Control Lists.

AG Adherents notify the AG Chair in writing of their political commitment to adhere to the AG Guidelines and Common Control Lists and any subsequent changes. This adherence is unilateral by the non-member country and not subject to any acceptance decision by the AG membership.

AG Adherents join the growing number of countries using the AG Guidelines and Control Lists as the benchmark for global best practice chemical and biological export controls, to regulate the export, re-export, transfer and re-transfer of defence or dual-use items which can be used by proliferators and terrorists in the development of chemical and biological weapons.

The following countries are AG Adherents:

  • Kazakhstan (2015)