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Wassenaar Arrangement

(The Wassenaar Arrangement on Export Controls for Conventional Arms and Dual-Use Goods and Technologies) An initiative of more than 30 countries, including the U.S. and U.K., that restricts the export of armaments and other products such as cryptographic software and hardware to particular regions or countries in the world. For information, visit See EAR.


(1) (Enterprise ARchive) A file that contains an entire Java EE application including its components and deployment descriptors. See WAR.

(2) (Export Administration Regulations) Regulations administered by the U.S. Department of Commerce, replacing the ITAR in 1996 as the governing regulations for the export of strong commercial cryptographic products. The EAR relaxed restrictions on such exports. See Wassenaar Arrangement and ITAR.

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