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Concluding Remarks

The aim of this chapter is to identify any common themes that emerge from the case studies and the associated lessons that can be drawn for public policy towards offsets. Given that the analysis has focused on a variety of countries, often with very different defence, economic, industrial and political backgrounds, it might be anticipated that few, if any, such points would materialise. Indeed, given the various forms of offset (such as co-production, licensed production, direct and indirect offset) and the different policy objectives, the task of identifying any common themes might have proved an onerous one. On the contrary, though, there appear to be a number of findings which, whilst not readily apparent in all of the case studies, come through sufficiently strongly to warrant discussion.