Furthermore, the HCOC calls on states to "exchange pre-launch notifications on their Ballistic Missile and Space Launch Vehicle launches and test flights." Signatories are required to provide such notifications to Austria, which serves as the Immediate Central Contact and Executive Secretariat for the HCOC.
The Hague Code of Conduct Against Ballistic Missile Proliferation (HCOC) was inaugurated on November 25, 2002.
This speaks volumes of the effectiveness of the HCOC
. While the EU Code is a voluntary measure, it asks states to "establish and implement national policies and procedures" to manage the problems of space collisions.
Iraq announced officially early August, that it had subscribed to the HCOC
. "This is a particularly important decision for (Iraq) and for the
In order to remedy some of its concerns about the viability of the HCOC
, the Council of the EU announced December 18, 2008, that the EU would undertake several projects to increase the number of states subscribing to the Code, support implementation of the Code among subscribing states, and provide "further enhancement of the Code." Implementation of these projects, which will take an estimated two years, according to the EU, was to begin after the conclusion of a financing agreement with the French Fondation de la Recherche Strategique, which will be responsible for technical implementation.
The proceeds of the financing will be used to repay existing bank debt and redeem existing senior subordinated notes of HCOC
, as well as to fund general corporate purposes.
2.4 The Missile Technology Control Regime (MTCR) and The Hague Code of Conduct against Ballistic Missile Proliferation (HCOC)
The HCOC entered into force in 2002 and has 131 subscribing states.
 Luiz Fernando Bittencourt and Edmundo Roberto Mauro Madeira, "HCOC
: a Cost Optimization Algorithm for Workflow Scheduling in Hybrid Clouds," Journal of Internet Services and Applications, 2(3):207-227, 2011.
The Council also allocated 990,000 euro for activities in support of the Hague Code of Conduct, HCOC
, against ballistic missile proliferation.
It also stands for universalization; for instance para 16 (3-5) of the strategy underlines " we will pursue the universalization of the NPT, the IAEA safeguards agreements and protocols additional to them, the CWC, the BTWC, the HCOC
and the early entry into force of CTBT".17 The policy is to declare the rules on the ban of chemical and biological weapons as binding rules of international law.
Isbell, Jr., senior associate dean and professor at the College of Computing, Georgia Institute of Technology (Georgia Tech), was integrally involved with developing a successful online program (HCOC
) that was recently mentioned in the New York Times (Carey 2016).