The European Commission published its long debated proposal for the recast of the Dual-Use Regulation.
The proposal, which remains close to the draft that was leaked earlier in July, sets out important changes, likely to impact EU businesses.
Amongst the most important propositions :
- The introduction of a human security approach with among other the inclusion of human rights (and terrorism) concerns in licensing criteria and the Catch-All disposition;
- The insertion of cyber surveillance technology in the definition of dual-use items and the introduction of the Category 10 of controlled items (‘Other items of Cyber Surveillance Technologies’;
- The simplification of the licensing architecture and optimization of licensing processing, introducing among other new EU General Export Authorizations both for export as intra-EU transfers of controlled items;
- The harmonization of controls on brokering, technical assistance and transit of dual use items;
- The convergence of catch-all controls, with the introduction of a regular exchange of information between the Commission and EU Member States.
In the next few weeks we will publish more in-depth analysis of the main changes and their potential impact on EU businesses.
People interested to receive more first-hand information on the proposal can still register for the ICC/VBO Conference on 30 September.
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