A detailed list of national laws and policies of EU countries can be find on the Website of the European Defence Agency in a new `European offset portal`.  Another very useful analysis of national policy can be found at the Belgian Ministry of Economy (responsible for Belgian offsets). This document, which is publicly available, contains one of the most intelligent global analyses of countries` compensation policy from the buyer`s perspective, i.e. from the point of view of arms importers.  From a similar point of view, the buyer`s view of offsets can be viewed in the United Arab Emirates offset site in the new Kuwaiti expression policy. Germany`s official position is that the clearing rules in defence trade are economically counterproductive. However, Germany has an “industrial balances” policy based on 100% of the value of orders. The Federal Ministry of Defence and Public Procurement (BWB) and the Bundesamt for Wehrtechnik und Beschaffung (BWB, i.e. an acquisition agency)  are responsible for the acquisition and cooperation.  The agency has a branch for the United States and Canada in Reston, Virginia. It should be noted that Germany, although it is the exporter of third world arms, does not have large “defence groups”, i.e. large companies whose main activity is the production of arms, but civilian enterprises that produce weapons in addition to their main activities. WT – Wehr Technik  is a source of information on BWB`s activities.
Germany has a quota of 11% of world arms exports and, according to SIPRI, doubled between 2004 and 2009.  Often, the stated objective of this process is to balance a country`s trade balance.  However, some forms of clearing transactions do not constitute trade flows from the original importer to the original exporter. Offsets are often an integral part of international defence treaties.  A thesis focused on compensation in the European Union and directove 2009/81/EC can be downloaded from www.furterdefence.com (i) refers to an offset agreement relating to a contract for the sale of an arms system or a defence-related object to a foreign country or foreign company; and the Defense Material Organization is responsible for the offset. The threshold is A$5 million. Multipliers range from 1 to 6. As a general rule, Australia does not accept indirect (civil) compensation unless such compensation brings benefits to the Australian defence industry.
 The respondent therefore found that it was not appropriate or necessary for a contract agent to be the subject of an analysis of the costs associated with the administrative costs associated with indirect compensation. The respondent recommended that the final rule specify that all indirect compensation costs be considered reasonable for the purposes of parts 15 and 31 of the FAREs, without the contractor needing additional analysis, and that the rule apply to all indirect compensation costs, including potential administrative costs. Saudi Economic Offset Program is under the direction of the Deputy Minister of Defense. Saudi offset request is that 35% of their contract value is invested in Saudi jobs creation and training, economic diversification, technology transfer and foreign direct investments in general. The threshold is 400 million Saudis ($107 million). Britain and France have set up a bilateral compensation programme with Saudi Arabia. UK Al Yamamah Economic Offset Program (I, II and III) is the most complex and longest-term programme; It began in 1987 and remains in force. The French offset is run by the French Export Company of Advanced Systems (SOFRESA), a private company that operates on behalf of the French government. The United States, despite the fact that most of its defense sales in the kingdom are U.S. Defense Department Foreign Military Sales, leaves offsets to private contractors, such as Lockheed Martin, SAIC, Boeing, and General Dynamics.