European Commission adopts updated dual-use export control list

Last week (17 October), the European Commission adopted the annual Delegated Regulation that updates the EU dual-use export control list in Annex 1 to Regulation (EC) 428/2009. The updated list will come into force approximately 2 months after the Commission’s adoption, provided that the Council and European Parliament raise no objections. See Commission Comprehensive Summary and Commission Press Release.

The changes include:

  • New entries for: discrete microwave transistors; specific signal generators; microcomputer software; masks and reticules for optical sensors; and air-launch platforms for space launch vehicles;
  • Amendments to entries for: underwater submersible vehicles; hydrophones; cryptographic activation tokens; digital to analogue converters; and multi-layer mask control;
  • Deletion of technology for gas turbine engine components; and
  • New notes on items designed for a civil industry application; and specific lasers.

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Michael O'Kane

Michael was called to the Bar in 1992 and prior to joining Peters & Peters was a senior specialist prosecutor at the Crown Prosecution Service Headquarters (CPS). He was a key member of a small specialist unit responsible for the prosecution of serious and high-profile fraud, terrorist,...

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