Dual-use Export Controls of the European Union
Published: December 2015
Country of Publication: UK
The publishers of WorldECR are pleased to announce the publication of Dual-use Export Controls of the
European Union. The 230- page book provides readers with essential guidance to the regulations governing the export of dual-use items from the EU and its Member States, with detailed information regarding major trading nations.
Chapters are written by expert advisors in the different Member States. The guide, which will be of benefit to any person with an interest in European export controls, includes an introduction to the EU dualuse export control regime plus information and contact details for the various national regimes.
Structurally, chapters take a question-and-answer form - at, with chapter authors responding to the questions
with information and contact details for the various licensing authorities. Among the questions (with answers) are:-
- What legislation, either domestic or international, governs the export of dual-use items ?
- Which authorities are responsible for legislating, enforcing and prosecuting export controls in your
- If the key source of legislation is EU Regulation 428/2009, what, if any, implementing regulation is in place in the jurisdiction?
- What is the process for obtaining an export authorisation?
- Are there any authorisations available beside the six EU General Export Authorisations (‘UGEAs’) common to all EU Member States?
- Does the relevant regulatory authority in your jurisdiction apply export controls to any items which are not
listed in the Annex to the EU Dual-Use Regulation?
- Are procedures in place by which the relevant authority is able to assist exporters to decide which authorisation to apply for? i.e. aids to facilitate the checking of goods against the EU or national control lists?
- What penalties are in place for failure to obtain the correct authorisation?
- Is it necessary for exporters of dualuse goods to register with the national authority?
- Are registered exporters subject to regular audit?
WorldECR editor, Tom Blass said: In addition to providing the nuts and bolts (the ‘who, when and where’ of
national implementation of EU law), the book imparts some of the flavour of Member State practice.