Hague Code of Conduct against Ballistic Missile Proliferation


The Hague Code of Conduct against Ballistic Missile Proliferation (HCOC), was established on 25 November 2002 as an arrangement to prevent the proliferation of ballistic missiles. It is also known as the International Code of Conduct against Ballistic Missile Proliferation.

Currently, it has 119 member states.

The HCOC does not ban ballistic missiles, but it does call for restraint in their production, testing, and export.

As agreed by the conference in The Hague, Austria serves as the Immediate Central Contact (Executive Secretariat) and therefore coordinates the information exchange of the HCOC.

While the Missile Technology Control Regime (MTCR) has a similar mission, it is an export group with only 34 members. HCOC supplements and works parallel to the MTCR with less specific restrictions but with a greater membership.

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