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L’UE lance une consultation publique sur le règlement anti-torture

La Commission européenne mène actuellement une consultation publique dans le cadre de la révision en cours du Règlement UE 2019/125 du 16 janvier 2019 (Règlement anti-torture). Philippe Zamboni di Salerano et Bert Gevers, Loyens & Loeff | 5 mai, 2020 Le Règlement anti-torture de l’UE reflète l’engagement de l’UE en faveur de l’éradication de la torture et de la peine…

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EU has launched public consultation on Anti-Torture Regulation

The European Commission is conducting a public consultation as part of the ongoing review of EU Regulation 2019/125 of 16 January 2019 (the Anti-Torture Regulation or the Regulation). The EU’s Anti-Torture Regulation reflects the EU’s commitment to the eradication of torture and the death penalty through measures to control and prevent the trade in certain goods that could be used…

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UK publishes new open licence to cover transfers to EU countries in a no deal scenario

With the prospect of a no deal Brexit still on the table, and an exit date of 29 March 2019 creeping ever closer, the UK has taken an important step to allow a relatively smooth transition for companies exporting dual-use goods from the UK to other destinations in Europe.

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EU to Amend Union General Export Authorization in the Event of a No Deal Brexit

From time to time, a tiny flash illuminates the sombre Brexit front. One such flash is the proposal by the EU Commission to add the UK to the list of destinations covered by the Union General Export Authorization (EU001) for dual-use goods if there is a no deal Brexit on 29 March 2019. This move may prove significant as it…

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Applicability of U.S. Export Controls on Emerging Technology

As discussed in our previous post, the report published earlier this year by the EASME regarding the dual-use potential of certain Key Enabling Technologies (KETs) highlights the importance for companies in this area to be aware of the possibility of such technologies being or becoming subject to control under the EU Dual Use Regulation.   By Megan Gajewski Barnhill & Roland…

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Dual-use application of Key Enabling Technologies

A recent study report (accessible here), originally ordered by EASME (the European Executive Agency for SMEs), addresses the dual-use potential of Key Enabling Technologies (KETs). The report deserves the particular attention of SMEs involved in KET research and development, because the dual-use potential of these technologies, if realized, is likely to bring the activities of these SMEs within the scope…

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Opposites attract: linking HS and ECN classification

On 16 January 2017, the European Commission published its latest update of the TARIC CN-DU Correlation Table which establishes links between the customs classification codes (HS/CN) and export control classification codes (ECN). By Bert Gevers, Yassine el Bojaddaini & Megan Gajewski Barnhill , 21 February 2017. As this correlation table sometimes confuses exporters when determining whether an item is controlled for…

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EU updates its list of dual-use items

The EU Commission recently updated the EU list of dual-use items, through the adoption of its annual Delegated Regulation. This update follows the decisions taken within the different framework of the international non-proliferation regimes and export control arrangements in 2015, and comes after the publication of the new draft Dual-Use Regulation, which provides for the control of specific cyber-surveillance technologies…

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