On 28 September the European Commission published their proposal to replace Council Regulation (EC) No 428/2009 (5 May 2009) setting up a Community regime for the control of exports, transfer, brokering and transit of dual-use items.
This follows the Commission review of the European Union export control regime, reported most recently in notice to exporters 2015/21 of 17 July 2015 that advised stakeholders of a public consultation on these matters. (See link below if you wish to read this notice.)
Read the commission’s press release. This contains links to the proposal with associated annex, executive summary of their impact assessment and general background to the dual-use export control regime.
0.1 What will this mean for exporters?
To be aware. This proposal will now be discussed within the Council and the European Parliament. The UK’s exporters will be consulted as necessary when these discussions get underway.
Following the EU referendum, and until our exit negotiations are concluded, the UK remains a full member of the European Union and all rights and obligations of EU membership remain in force. During this period the Government will continue to negotiate, implement and apply EU legislation. The timescale of the negotiations on this particular Commission’s proposal has not been decided.
Notice to Exporters 2016/22