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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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Tipping the Scales: Balancing US Trade Controls’ Restrictions on Access with EU Labor and Privacy Rules (II)

In last week’s post, we discussed the US trade controls’ restrictions on access to controlled technical information. As a consequence of these restrictions, European employers may be required to communicate the names, nationality and potentially other information on their employees who will have access to such technical information. By Marga Caprioni, Stéphanie De Smedt and Bert Gevers, 20 September 2016

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Tipping the Scales: Balancing US Trade Controls’ Restrictions on Access with EU Labor and Privacy Rules

European entities that receive controlled technology from US parties often find themselves with a bit of a quandary: how to balance the US trade controls’ restrictions on access to controlled technical information with local privacy and labor rules. This series of posts will describe the issues that arise under the relevant US and EU rules and strategies that can be…

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Linking trade control compliance and customs compliance programs

With the introduction of the new Union Customs Code (UCC) on 1 May 2016, the status of Authorized Economic Operator (AEO) became the cornerstone of the revised customs legislation in the EU. By Bert Gevers, Jack Nuijten and Yassine El Bojaddaini This concept of certified traders was first introduced in the EU in 2008 in order to enhance international supply…

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