Newsletter 18 – January 2015
Legal developments: European
Export Control Industry Forum
The future of the dual-use trade controls
On 23 October 2014 July, the Italian Presidency of the
Council and the Commission organised the Export Control
Industry Forum that provided opportunities for discussions
between representatives from Member States, key industry
associations and civil society organisations. Consultation
processes will be continued in 2015 for a possible
Commission legislative proposal to amend the Export
Control Regulation in light of the rapidly evolving security,
technological and economic challenges.
Report available: http://trade.ec.europa.eu/doclib/docs/2014/october/tradoc_152858.pdf
EU control list updated
On 30 December 2014, Commission Delegated Regulation
(EU) No. 1382/2014 came into effect amending Council
Regulation 428/2009 setting up a Community regime for the
control of exports, transfer, brokering and transit of dual-use
items. The Delegated Regulation updates the control list in
Annex I of the Regulation. The Commission drafted a note
Documents Available: http://ec.europa.eu/trade/import-and-export-rules/export-fromeu/dual-use-controls/index_en.htm
New EU Outreach in export controls’ website
A new website dedicated to the EU Outreach programme
and activities of the European Union has been created and
is managed by the Commission’s Joint Research Centre.
Newsroom highlights: EU sanctions against
On 2 and 3 December 2014, the Wassenaar Arrangement
held its plenary session. Participating States agreed to new
export controls in a number of areas and further relaxation
was introduced in a number of other areas. The
Arrangement agreed on a guidelines document for new
applicants and to continue to monitor opportunities for the
Arrangement to contribute to international cooperation
with regard to the ATT.
Documents available: http://www.wassenaar.org/
Arms Trade Treaty
On 24 December 2014, the Arms Trade Treaty entered into
force after 50 States Parties – 61 currently – have deposited
their instruments of ratification.
Debut of Consolidated Screening List Search
On 20 November 2014, the Department of Commerce
debuted a web-based search tool to help U.S. companies
easily search the Consolidated Screening List (CSL), a
streamlined collection of nine different “screening lists”
compiled by the U.S. Departments of Commerce, State,
and the Treasury. The CSL contains the names of over 8,000
individuals and companies with whom a U.S. company
may not be allowed to do business due to U.S. export
regulations, sanctions, or other restrictions.
Quentin Michel, “The European Union Dual-Use Items Control
Regime: Comment of the Legislation: article-by-article”, December
Several comments and complementary information have been
revised in particular related to the EU custom code.
Studies and More: Articles,
BAFA, “CoE Project 5: Regional workshop for the countries of the African
Atlantic Façade”, EU-Outreach Newsletter, No. 58, October-November
BAFA, “Final assessment event of the outreach activities”, EU-Outreach
Newsletter, No. 59, December2014.
EU Non-Proliferation Consortium, EU Non-Proliferation and Disarmament
Conference 2014 “Export controls session” proceedings.
“L’Inde et l’Australie signent un accord de coopération nucléaire
civil”, Observatoire de la Non Prolifération, CESIM, No 98, September
2014 (in French).
“Trafics proliférants : l’Asie Centrale, zone de vulnérabilité pour les
transits d’armes de destruction massive”, Observatoire de la Non
Prolifération, CESIM, No 98, September 2014 (in French).
Dipanjan Roy Chaudhury, “PM Modi to seek US President Barack
Obama's help for entry in Nuclear Suppliers Group”, The Economic
Times, 2 January 2015.
Alex Hern, “Spyware exports will need a licence under new EU rules”,
The Guardian, 6 November 2014.
“President: Ukraine strictly controls exports of military and dual-use
goods”, Office of the President of Ukraine, 23 August 2014.
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EU Export Control Forum
27-28 January 2015, Frankfurt (DE)
ESARDA Course on Nuclear Safeguards and Non-Proliferation
23-27 March 2015, Ispra (IT)