New EU Dual-Use List published in Regulation (EU) No 388/2012

On 16 May 2012  the European Union published an amendment to the EU Dual-Use Regulation (Council Regulation 428/2009). The amendment which is made in Council Regulation (EU) No 388/2012 amends the EU Dual-Use List. The new list comes into force 30 days after publication (ie on 15 June 2012).

On this date, the ECO will re-publish the "UK Strategic Export Control Lists: the consolidated list of strategic military and dual-use items that require export authorisation". This listing is integral to UK strategic export control legislation. You need to refer to this listing whenever you need to determine whether your goods need an export licence.

The amendments are wide ranging from text changes to decontrols of certain specified items.

The notice advises of the:

  • publication of revised Control List on 15 June 2012.
  • subsequent amendments to be made to a number of dual-use and transhipment open licences
  • comprehensive change note summary list detailing text change amendments

All exporters of dual-use items are advised to read the attached notice carefully and make themselves aware of any list changes that potentially impact on their business. You also need to ensure you ensure you refer to the updated Control List (when amended on 15 June 2012).

Depending on the exact nature of your business activities, you might also subsequently need to either apply for or de-register from export licences as appropriate.


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