Joint Statement agreed by consensus during the RPOC 2017 to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the MTCR

This year marks 30 years since the Missile Technology Control Regime (MTCR) was established in 1987. During its 30-year history, the MTCR extended its membership from 7 to 35 states and has proven to be an effective multilateral nonproliferation mechanism. The export controls of related items, information sharing, and patterns of cooperation that have been cultivated over the past 30 years have significantly reduced the availability to proliferators of the equipment, technology, and knowledge needed to develop, produce, and acquire WMD missile delivery systems, without hindering legitimate trade.