Share this story
Close X
Switch to Desktop Site

Soviet bloc reported busy bypassing R&D barriers

Soviet-bloc countries have stepped up efforts to breach Western embargoes on the sale of advanced technology with military potential, according to a West German intelligence report.

The report said the success of East-bloc states in sidestepping the embargoes brings them huge savings on research and development. They run a vast operation to bypass the regulations of the Paris-based Coordinating Committee for East-West Trade Policy, under which Western nations and Japan have drawn up a list of materials barred for sale to communist states. Soviet-bloc efforts to outwit the committee are aimed at obtaining military equipment, nuclear technology, and other strategically important goods from the West, the report added.

About these ads

Follow Stories Like This
Get the Monitor stories you care about delivered to your inbox.