There are currently 48 Participating Governments (PGs) of the NSG. The year of participation is in brackets.
|Argentina (1994)||Cyprus (2000)||Ireland (1984)||New Zealand (1994)||South Africa (1995)|
|Australia (1978)||Czech Republic (1978*)||Italy (1978)||Norway (1989)||Spain (1988)|
|Austria (1991)||Denmark (1984)||Japan (1974)||Poland (1978)||Sweden (1978)|
|Belarus (2000)||Estonia (2004)||Kazakhstan (2002)||Portugal (1986)||Switzerland (1978)|
|Belgium (1978)||Finland (1980)||Latvia (1997)||Romania (1990)||Turkey (2000)|
|Brazil (1996)||France (1974)||Lithuania (2004)||Rep. of Korea (1995)||Ukraine (1996)|
|Bulgaria (1984)||Germany (1974)||Luxembourg (1984)||Russia (1974)||U.K. (1974)|
|Canada (1974)||Greece (1984)||Malta (2004)||Serbia (2013)||U.S. (1974)|
|China (2004)||Hungary (1985)||Mexico (2012)||Slovakia (1978*)|
|Croatia (2005)||Iceland (2009)||Netherlands (1978)||Slovenia (2000)|
(* Czechoslovakia separated into the Czech Republic and Slovakia – participation date 5 Mar 1993)
2020/2021 NSG Chair Country: Belgium
The European Commission and the Chair of the Zangger Committee participate as observers.
ON WHAT BASIS ARE PARTICIPATION DECISIONS TAKEN?
Factors taken into account for participation include the following:
- Be able to supply items (includes transit items) covered by the Annexes to Parts 1 and 2 of the Guidelines;
- Adhere to and act in accordance with the Guidelines;
- Have in force a legally -based domestic export control system that gives effect to the commitment to act in accordance with the Guidelines;
- Be a party to the NPT, the Treaties of Tlatelolco, Rarotonga, Pelindaba, Bangkok, or Semipalatinsk, or an equivalent international nuclear non-proliferation agreement, and in full compliance with the obligations of such agreement(s), and, as appropriate, have in force a full-scope safeguards agreement with the IAEA;
- Be supportive of international efforts towards the non-proliferation of weapons of mass destruction and of their delivery vehicles.