On 16 December, the European Commission’s updates to the EU dual-use export control list entered into force.

On 26 September 2017, the commission adopted the annual Delegated Regulation (2017/2268), which was published in the Official Journal on 15 December, updating the EU dual-use export control list in Annex I to Regulation (EC) No 428/2009. The update aligns the list with the decisions taken within the framework of the international non-proliferation regimes and export control arrangements in 2016. The changes include updated acronyms and abbreviations, new definitions for certain terms such as “biological agents” and “authentication”, and new sub-entry controls. The most significant changes relate to dual-use information security items contained in Category 5 Part 2, a new sub-entry for integrated circuits with analogue-to-digital converters.