PsI is a global effort to end the trade in weapons of mass destruction, their delivery systems and related materials to and from proliferation-conscious states and non-state actors. U.S. participation in PSI, launched on May 31, 2003, dates back to the U.S. national strategy to combat weapons of mass destruction, published in December 2002. (BACK WEBSITE) In general, international treaties are written in a formal and legally concise manner. Most companies establish written contracts to clarify the terms of an agreement and will seek legal advice to define the terms of contracts and important clauses. Under international law, a treaty is a legally binding agreement between states (countries). A treaty can be called a convention, protocol, pact, agreement, etc. It is the content of the agreement, not its name, that makes it a treaty. Thus, the Geneva Protocol and the Biological Weapons Convention are the two treaties, although neither treaty in its name. Under U.S. law, a treaty is a legally binding agreement between countries that requires ratification and “consultation and approval” of the Senate.

All other agreements (internationally treated) are called executive agreements, but are nevertheless legally binding on the United States under international law. “UL company,” a party or entity controlled by that party to the UL, controlled, controlled or controlled in common, and the “UL companies” are all together. “control”: direct or indirect possession of the power to direct or create the direction of a business, whether through the ownership of more than 50% of the shares of that entity, contractually or by any other means. International agreements are formal agreements or commitments between two or more countries. An agreement between two countries is described as “bilateral,” while an agreement between several countries is “multilateral.” Countries bound by countries bound by an international convention are generally referred to as “Parties.” UN Security Council Resolution 1540 requires all UN member states to impose effective measures against chemical, nuclear or biological weapons, their means of delivery or their related materials by non-state actors. It also includes measures to prevent the proliferation of chemical, nuclear or biological weapons. If a contract does not contain provisions for other agreements or measures, only the text of the treaty is legally binding. In general, an amendment to the Treaty only commits the States that have ratified it and the agreements reached at review conferences, summits or meetings of the States Parties are not legally binding. The Charter of the United Nations is an example of a treaty that contains provisions for other binding agreements.