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New update of the EU Control List of dual-use items

On 17 October 2019,  an update of the dual-use export Control List in Annex I to Regulation (EC) N° 428/2009 was adopted by the European Commission to align it with the changes that occurred with the decision taken within the framework of the international non-proliferation regimes and export control arrangements in 2018. … Keep Reading

Brussels Conference 2019

We are proud and happy to invite you for the 5th edition of the Brussels conference on Export Controls & Economic Sanctions (this year focusing on economic sanctions). … Keep Reading

EU renews its economic sanctions against Russia, despite growing opposition

On 1 July 2016, the EU Council renewed the economic sanctions targeting specific sectors of the Russian economy, until 31 January 2017. The so-called “phase 3 sanctions”, which were adopted on 31 July 2014 and due to expire on 31 July 2016, specifically target Russia’s financial sector, by limiting the access to capital markets of its major financial institutions. The… … Keep Reading

Do US Changes Regarding Cuba Create Opportunities for Your Business?

Given that the EU has adopted blocking legislation that makes it illegal for persons resident in the EU to refuse business opportunities based on the US embargo against Cuba, some might wonder why I am writing about the US embargo of Cuba. Well, for a change, I am writing about possible opportunities to engage US business partners in your Cuban… … Keep Reading

Export controls as a toolbox for human rights policy

There is an undeniable tendency to use export control regulations for the human rights agenda of the EU and its Member States. The latter enforce their goals, not only by taking advantage of the possibilities under the current export control framework but also by reconstructing this framework towards a human security approach. The crucial question is whether this is a… … Keep Reading

Brexit : what now ?

The referendum held on the 23th of June 2016 and the decision of the United Kingdom to leave the European Union will have an important impact on trade and compliance in the next few years. The European industry already dealing with complicated sanctions regimes and export controls rules will now also have to cope with relative uncertainty as regards the… … Keep Reading

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