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New measures on PPE proposed by the EU Commission

New measures on PPE proposed by the EU Commission: limiting export authorization to protective masks and adding geographical and humanitarian exemptions. Given the evolving nature of the COVID-19 situation, the Commission has continued to keep its comprehensive response under review. In this respect, the Commission has reviewed various aspects of the new export authorization measure to ensure that available supplies…

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Restrictive measures on PPE and medical supplies at national level: an overview of Belgium and the Netherlands

In order to combat the COVID-19 outbreak, the European Commission adopted Implementing Regulation 2020/402 of 14 March 2020, which imposed an authorization requirement on the export of Personal Protection Equipment (‘PPE’) out of the European Union. This Regulation, which was discussed in a post of 18 March, expires on 26 April 2020. The Commission is currently working on a follow-up…

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EU Restricts Export of Personal Protective Equipment

IIn order to protect the EU’s health workers – the first line of defense against COVID-19 – the EU will now be controlling certain personal protective equipment.

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EU commission has published the Export Control Handbook for Chemicals

In December 2019, the Joint Research Centre of the European Commission published the Export Control Handbook for Chemicals. By Philippe Zamboni di Salerano, Loyens & Loeff | March 10, 2020 This is a useful guidance document which deserves the attention of all those involved in the distribution and export of chemicals.

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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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Change is Coming: China Proposes New Export Control Law

On June 16, 2017, China’s Ministry of Commerce (“MOFCOM”) released for public comments the draft Export Control Law of the People’s Republic of China (the “ECL”). The ECL, once enacted, could substantially change China’s current export controls regime and affect the business operations of EU and U.S. multinationals within and outside of China. By David Stepp, Clif Burns & Zhiwei…

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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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