Tag Archives: dual use

BIS Amends the EAR to Implement 2017 Wassenaar Plenary Agreements

The US Department of Commerce, Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) has amended the Export Administration Regulations (EAR) to reflect the 2017 changes to the dual-use controls adopted during the 2017 Wassenaar Arrangement Plenary Meetings. As set forth in the October 24, 2018 announcement in the Federal Register, the amendments revise 50 Export Control Classification Numbers (ECCNs) throughout the Commerce Control … Continue Reading

ECJU Amends Export Control Order 2008 and Publishes Firearms Export Guidance

The export control joint unit (ECJU) has amended the Export Control Order 2008 with effect from September 14, 2018. The new Order extends the controls on firearms to include devices capable of being converted to firearms. The ECJU has also updated the consolidated control list of strategic military and dual-use items that require export authorization. The additional devices include the … Continue Reading

EU Adopts New Embargo and Sanctions Against Myanmar

The Council of the EU imposed new EU sanctions on Myanmar. The EU prohibited exports of dual-use goods for military and Border Guard Police end-users, and introduced restrictions on exports of equipment for monitoring communications that might be used for internal repression. Further, the Council of the EU froze assets of natural persons from the Myanmar Armed Forces (Tatmadaw) and … Continue Reading

UK Issues Guidance on Application of the “Cryptography Note”

The UK has issued guidance to assist exporters to make their own assessment on the application of the “Cryptography Note” – Note 3 to Category 5 Part 2, Information Security as it appears in Annex I to Council Regulation (EC) No. 428/2009 (as last amended by Regulation (EU) No. 2268/2017). Products that use cryptography are usually controlled under the … Continue Reading

UK Amends the Consolidated List of Strategic Military and Dual-use Items

On 5 March 2018, the Export Council Joint Unit (ECJU) of the UK Department for International Trade updated the Consolidated Control List of Strategic Military and Dual-use Items that Require Export Authorisation. The updated list notably takes into account changes made to Schedule 2 of the Export Control Order 2008, which lists the military goods, software and technology subject to … Continue Reading

Commission Updates EU Control List of Dual-List Items

On 26 September, the Commission adopted the annual Delegated Regulation 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 … Continue Reading

European Commission Updates Combined Nomenclature and Dual-Use Classification Correlation Table

The EU Commission has updated the Combined Nomenclature (CN) and Dual-Use (DU) Correlation table. The revision contains changes to the EU Dual-Use export control list, which came into force in November 2016 in line with the decision taken within the framework of the international non-proliferation regimes and export control arrangements back in 2015. The update … Continue Reading

Developments Regarding the Revision of the Dual- Use Export Control Regime

On 28 September 2016, the European Commission published its proposal to “modernise and strengthen” the EU’s dual-use export control regime as laid out by Regulation (EC) No. 428/2009. Now that the commissioner’s proposal has been published, it must be examined by the council and the European Parliament. All three must agree in order to adopt … Continue Reading

UK Export Control Symposium 2017 – London, UK – 21 March 2017

The UK government’s Department of International Trade Export Control Organisation (ECO) will put on this year’s Export Control Symposium on Tuesday 21 March at the Westminster Conference Centre. The symposium will include plenary session covering wide ranging global trading issues, four specialist workshops, and networking “village” for delegates and exhibitors.… Continue Reading

EU Extends Russia Sanctions

On 19 December, the European Council extended the application of economic sanctions targeting specific sectors of the Russian economy for a further six months until 31 July 2017. These restrictions were introduced on 31 July 2014 by way of Council Regulation (EU) No 833/2014 “concerning restrictive measures in view of Russia’s actions destabilising the situation in … Continue Reading

UK Export Control Organisation (ECO) Revokes Open General Export Licence (OGEL) (International Non- Proliferation Regime Decontrols: Dual-Use Items)

The OGEL (dealing with international non-proliferation regime decontrols: dual-use items) which allowed, subject to certain conditions, the export of specified dual-use (having a civilian and military application) items has been permanently revoked, as it is no longer useful to exporters. If an export can no longer meet the terms and conditions of a particular licence … Continue Reading

UK Export Control Organisation (ECO) Updates and Amends Five Open General Export Licences (OGELs)

The ECO has updated and amended five OGELs following an update to the EU dual-use list, which was published in the EU Official Journal, on 15 November 2016. The updates include changes to the goods schedule of each relevant licence. Of note, Côte d’Ivoire and Liberia have been removed from the list of excluded destinations … Continue Reading

UK Export Control Organisation (ECO) Publishes Latest Version of Consolidated List of Military and Dual-Use Items

On 16 November, the ECO published a new version of its consolidated list of controlled military and dual-use items that require an export licence issued by the ECO. The list includes items such as radioactive sources and torture goods. It also includes dual-use items (that are designed for civilian purposes, which also potentially have a military … Continue Reading

Update of the European Dual-Use Export Control List

The European Commission has adopted its annual Delegated Regulation that updates the EU dual-use export control list and brings it in line with the decision taken within the framework of the international nonproliferation regimes and export control arrangements. In summary, the majority of the changes, such as the updates of the control of laser measuring systems and a new control … Continue Reading

BIS Updates the EAR to Implement Wassenaar Changes to Encryption Controls and Others

On 20 September 2016, BIS issued a final rule implementing into the Commerce Control List (CCL) and other provisions of the EAR changes made to the Wassenaar Arrangement’s List of Dual-Use Goods and Technologies, adopted at the December 2015 Wassenaar Arrangement plenary meeting. The final rule revises 58 ECCNs in the CCL, adds two new ECCNs and changes eligibility criteria … Continue Reading

EU Commission Publishes Report on Dual-Use Export Control Regime

In its annual report to the European Parliament on the EU’s export control regime for dual-use goods, the EU Commission states that dual-use goods are estimated to represent 20% of all EU total exports, and that a large amount of dual-use exports outside of the EU are to E001 countries benefiting from general export authorizations and in particular the US. … Continue Reading

US Export Controls Workshop: The ITAR “Virus” EARvolves! – Stratford-upon-Avon, UK – 18-20 July 2016

The hugely successful three-day ITAR Workshop sessions, jointly organized by EGADD, our Aerospace, Defense & Government Services Practice Group, and Strategic Shipping Company Ltd, will be taking place again in Stratford-upon-Avon, UK, on 18-20 July 2016. George Grammas will host several workshops. Subjects to be covered over the three-day sessions could, amongst others, include: US … Continue Reading

Changes to the EU Outreach in Export Control Programme

In February 2016, the EU Outreach in Export Control programme was re-named the EU P2P Export Control Programme.  The new EU P2P Programme now consists of three component parts, these include: dual-use goods, the Arms Trade Treaty (ATT), and conventional arms. The EU programme on dual-use goods aims to improve the effectiveness of export control … Continue Reading

Cooperation on Dual-Use Items with Jordan and Kazakhstan

The German Federal Office for Economic Affairs and Export Control (“BAFA”) has been charged, since 1 January 2014, with control over the outreach projects with Jordan and Kazakhstan, directed at enhancing their export control systems for dual-use items. The aim of this project is to reduce the risk of proliferation of weapons of mass destruction, … Continue Reading
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