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CoCom is an acronym for Coordinating Committee for Multilateral Export Controls. CoCom was established during the Cold War to put an embargo on Western exports to East Bloc countries.

CoCom had 17 member states: Australia, Belgium, Canada, Denmark, France, Germany, Greece, Italy, Japan, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Spain, Turkey, United Kingdom and United States.

In addition there were a number of cooperating countries, such as Austria, Finland, Ireland, New Zealand, Sweden and Switzerland.

CoCom ceased to function on March 31, 1994, and the then current control list or embargoed goods was retained by the member nations until the successor, the Wassenaar Arrangement, was established.

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