Database Content

The Risk Report contains profiles of some 5,000 companies, government organizations, and individuals around the world linked to the proliferation of nuclear, chemical, and biological weapons, missiles, and advanced military technology. Some of these entities appear on official restricted party lists or are associated with designated entities; many do not appear on public lists but are directly contributing to proliferation or are supporting weapons of mass destruction programs.

The database also contains the full text of the U.S. and international restricted party lists, U.S. regulations governing trade in arms and dual-use goods, multilateral export control regimes, descriptions of the commodities controlled by these regimes, analysis of programs of concern by the Wisconsin Project, and additional reference material. All of this content is searchable via a secure, online interface.

The Risk Report Database is a valuable tool for the assessment of export applications by the Swiss export control authorities. The database stands out because of its accurate and current information content. This database ensures that critical transactions can be prevented.

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Entity Profiles

Each entity profile is built by Wisconsin Project analysts using reliable open sources and includes:

  • Identifiers


    Primary names, aliases, addresses, telephone numbers, other identifying information

  • Sanctions

    A summary of sanctions or trade restrictions imposed on the entity

  • Risky Activity

    A description of proliferation-related activities, including relevant facilities, products, and projects

  • Procurement Efforts

    Information about sensitive imports and exports, and efforts to acquire controlled items

  • Company Information

    A listing of related entities, including parents, subsidiaries, clients, and key personnel

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The Risk Report contains descriptions of hundreds of sensitive commodities sought by risky buyers, including chemical weapon precursors, nuclear weapon and missile components, dangerous pathogens, and key manufacturing equipment, as well as the full texts of multilateral regimes and U.S. government regulations relevant to the control of these items.

  • Controlled Product Descriptions

    The commodity’s nature and purpose, with images

    Proliferation-related and civilian uses

    Appearance when manufactured and packaged for shipment

    A summary of multilateral controls

  • Multilateral Export Control Regimes

    Australia Group Control Lists

    Chemical Weapons Convention Schedules

    European Union Dual-Use Export Control List

    Missile Technology Control Regime Guidelines and Annexes

    Nuclear Suppliers Group Guidelines

    Wassenaar Arrangement Dual Use Lists

  • U.S. Government Regulations

    U.S. Export Administration Regulations (EAR)

    International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR)

    Nuclear Regulatory Commission Regulations

Government Lists and Regulations

  • International Restricted Party Lists

    Canada: Special Economic Measures (Iran) Regulations

    European Union Regulations on Iran and North Korea

    Japan: Foreign End-User List

    South Korea: North Korean End-User List

    United Kingdom: Iran List

  • U.S. Restricted Party Lists:

    Department of Commerce: Denied Persons List

    Department of Commerce: Entity List

    Department of Commerce: Unverified List

    Department of Justice: Summary of Export Enforcement and Embargo-related Criminal Prosecutions

    Department of Treasury: Specially Designated Nationals and Blocked Persons

    Department of Treasury: 13599 List (Iran)

    Department of State: List of Parties Debarred for Arms Export Control Act Convictions

    Department of State: Persons and Entities Under Sanctions (Executive Order 12938, Chemical and Biological Weapons Sanctions Laws, Missile Sanctions Laws, Iran, North Korea, and Syria Nonproliferation Act)

Expert Analysis

  • WMD Status Reports

    Histories, essays, and milestones of nuclear and missile programs in countries of concern

  • Export Control Analysis

    Analysis of legislative and regulatory developments related to strategic trade controls and sanctions

  • Proliferation News Digest

    Summaries of media reports about proliferation-related developments in over 100 countries around the world