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EU publishes ‘guidance’ on controls on Information Security items and the Cryptography Note

On 25 October 2016 the EU published its brief Guidance Note 1/2016 concerning FAQ on controls of ‘Information Security’ items and implementation of the Cryptography note exemption.

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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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Modernization of the EU export control system: What’s next? (I)

In this first post on a new series, we will discuss the most debated topic of the proposal thus far, which is the establishment of specific human rights based controls on cyber-surveillance technologies. By Bert Gevers, Megan Gajewski Barnhill & Jochen Vankerckhoven, 28 October 2016. On 28 September 2016 the EU Commission published its proposal for a modernization of the EU export…

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EU Commission publishes its proposal for the recast of the Dual-Use Regulation

The European Commission published its long debated proposal for the recast of the Dual-Use Regulation. By Olivier Coulon, Bert Gevers & Gerard Kreijen, 29 September 2016 The proposal, which remains close to the draft that was leaked earlier in July, sets out important changes, likely to impact EU businesses.

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Recast of the EU Dual-Use Regulation Part III – Concerns About Cyber-Surveillance Technology

As reported in one of our earlier posts on the leaked proposal for recasting the EU control regime for dual-use items (Regulation 428/2009), the Commission specifically aims to subject cyber-surveillance technology to control. This is part of a broader move to introduce human rights as a factor for consideration when exporting dual-use items (see also our post on export controls…

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Meet US & EU export regulators on 30.09.2016 in Brussels, a half-day seminar

Following last year’s successful seminar, there have been a number of important developments in the area of export control regulations and economic sanctions. Foreseeable international events are expected to have a significant impact in the near future. This calls for an update on trade controls from both a US and EU perspective.

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Don’t throw caution to the wind: export control considerations for the renewable energy sector

The renewable energy industry is expanding at a fast rate, with emerging technologies and a growing number of projects all over the world. Renewable energy companies, however, must ensure compliance with applicable export control regulations to the extent that the materials, equipment and technology they produce, assemble and ship qualify as dual-use items within the meaning of EU Regulation 428/2009.…

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EU Commission to take a tough stance on the issue of human rights in the recast of the Dual Use Regulation

The recast of Regulation 428/2009 (“the Dual-use Regulation”), which has been an on-going project for the last two years, now appears to have come to a turning point, with a draft proposal from the EU Commission. The leaked document (link), yet to be formally communicated to the EU Parliament and Council, foresees a range of important changes that should be…

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