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Law and Politics of West-East Technology Transfer

Law and Politics of West-East Technology Transfer

by Hiroshi Oda


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Law and Politics of West-East Technology Transfer

This book is based on an international conference at the University of Tokyo on 'CoCom and its related export control system'.
Despite the changes in the overall political climate, such as the 'new thinking' in Soviet foreign policy, it seems that CoCom will continue to function for some years. Although the scope of control has been narrowed, the control itself has been tightened. All the old problems which caused conflicts within and outside CoCom still exist.
The United States is still exercising export controls in an extra-territorial way via its extensive re-export control system. The 1988 Omnibus Trade and Competitiveness Act remains unaltered, notwithstanding its controversial nature.
This book is a major contribution to the discussion of current legal and political issues concerning export controls, a discussion which has gained greatly in importance as a result of the Gulf crisis.

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ISBN-13: 9780792309901
Publisher: Brill Academic Publishers, Inc.
Publication date: 09/01/1991
Pages: 264

Table of Contents

Part I: The Current Legal Framework of Export Control.
1. CoCom: Its Past, Present and Future. Western Export Controls Affecting the Eastern Bloc — An International Law Viewpoint.
Part II: The U.S. System of Export Controls.
3. The Politics of East-West Trade: An Analysis of Cyclical Trends.
4. U.S. Governmental Controls over Technology Exports with Particular Reference to the Soviet Union.
Part III: Japanese Industry and the Export Control System.
5. West-East Technology Transfer and Amendments to Japanese Export Control Legislation.
6. National Security and the Control of the Technology Transfer in Japan.
7. CoCom and the Japanese Regulation of Exports — The Response of Japanese Companies. Appendix.
Part IV: Views of the European Allies.
8. CoCom: the View of European Countries.
9. East-West Technology Transfer: The British Experience.
Part V: Technology Transfer and Law in the USSR and Hungary.
10. Transfer of Technology in East-West Trade with Special Reference to Joint Ventures in Hungary.
11. Soviet Foreign Trade Reform and Technology Transfer.
Part VI: Economic Interests and National Security.
12. A Theory of the Administration of National Security Export Controls and CoCom Reforms.
13. West-East Technology Transfer in the Context of Perestroika.

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