Welcome to Center for Information on Security Trade Controls
Contributing to World peace and Promoting Effective Security Export Control
After WWII, the international trade system has been constructed based on the three principles of free, multilateral and nondiscriminatory trade and has shown unprecedented growth. At the same time, the increase in international trade coupled with the expansion and deepening of mutually interdependent systems, albeit partially, has served to threaten the system of non-proliferation of weapons of mass destruction after the end of the Cold War, and has had a detrimental effect on international security by destabilizing world order. Focusing its attention on this facet of security that includes international trade, the JAIST has been formed by those who have an academic interest in the relationship between international trade and international security from a perspective of maintaining national and international security. They include industrial people who are actually engaged in trade activities, scholars who have an academic interest in trade policy decisions, and government officials who draw up and carry out security trade policies. The JAIST also connects a wide range of disciplines such as political science, law, economics, and natural science, and promotes the interdisciplinary research of issues surrounding international trade and security. Along with clarifying the issues concerning security and export control, the JAIST promotes the construction and development of “export control community” that links industry, government and academia, and aims to fulfill Japan’s role as a nation advanced in this field through constructing strong cooperative relationships with the “export control community” of other nations.