EU CONFIRMS REMOVAL OF STATE ORGANISATION FOR CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRIES FROM IRAQ SANCTIONS LISTS

EU Regulation 2018/1483/EU formally removes the STATE ORGANISATION FOR CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRIES from the Iraq sanctions list with effect from 6th October, following the decision of the relevant UN sanctions committee on 1st October.

https://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/EN/TXT/?uri=uriserv:OJ.L_.2018.251.01.0022.01.ENG&toc=OJ:L:2018:251:TOC

EU CONSULTS ON INTERNAL COMPLIANCE CONTROLS COMPANIES THAT TRADE IN DUAL-USE GOODS

On 4th October, Out-Law published an article saying that the European Commission has launched a consultation on draft guidance on best practices for internal compliance programmes when trading goods that have both a civilian and military use, so called dual-use items.  This guidance, it says, will support businesses exporting so-called ‘dual-use’ items to design and implement compliance programmes designed to ensure they are complying with EU and national trade restrictions.  The guidance is intended to provide a framework to identify and manage the impact of dual-use controls and mitigate any associated risks.

https://www.out-law.com/en/articles/2018/october/eu-consults-on-internal-compliance-for-trade-in-dual-use-goods/

The guidance itself is available at –

http://trade.ec.europa.eu/doclib/docs/2018/september/tradoc_157336.pdf