Following amendment of the Export Control Order 2008, on 30th June the Department of International Trade published an updated list of ‘controlled’ military and dual-use items that require an export licence. The Consolidated List includes the –
- UK Military List [Schedule 2 to the Export Control Order 2008],
- UK Dual-Use List [Schedule 3 to the Export Control Order 2008]
- EU Non-military Firearm List
- EU Human Rights List
- UK Security and Human Rights List
- UK Radioactive Source List
- EU Dual-Use Lists
On 30th June, the Department of International Trade published Notice to Exporters 2019/10. It reports that the Export Control Order 2008 has been amended and the consolidated list of strategic military and dual-use items that require export authorisation has been updated accordingly. A new amending order implements EU Directive 2019/514, making changes to the list of defence-related products corresponding to changes made to the European Common Military List (CML) that was previously updated following changes agreed in the Wassenaar Arrangement (an international export control regime). It also removes Eritrea from the list of countries at Part 2 Schedule 4, which lists countries and destinations embargoed and subject to transit control for military goods, and revokes provisions that provided for offences connected to breaches of UN and EU sanctions on Eritrea.
On 27 June, CFATF published an article saying that, as a result of Trinidad and Tobago’s progress in strengthening its framework to tackle money laundering and terrorist financing since the 2015 mutual evaluation, the Caribbean Financial Action Task Force (CFATF) has re-rated the country on 18 of the 40 Recommendations. Trinidad and Tobago has been in an enhanced follow-up process. A Follow-Up Report analyses Trinidad and Tobago’s progress in addressing the technical compliance deficiencies identified in the Mutual Evaluation Report. The article lists the 18 Recommendations that have been re-rated. However, it remains in enhanced follow-up.
The FATF-style regional body, the Caribbean FATF on 12 June published news of the outcomes of its recent Plenary. It discussed the progress that Trinidad and Tobago made since the adoption of its MER in 2015, with the Plenary agreeing to re-rate Trinidad and Tobago on 18 FATF Recommendations. There were updates on the ongoing mutual evaluation status of the Turks and Caicos Islands, Bermuda, Venezuela and St. Lucia. There were agreed amendments to the 4th Round Mutual Evaluation process.
In the light of the success of the Chernobyl TV series, Rferl published an interesting infographic on 15 June.