On 17th October, the EU published the annual Delegated Regulation that would update Annex I to the principal EU Regulation 428/2009.  Annex I is reviewed annually and establishes a common list of dual-use items subject to controls in the EU: the ‘list of dual-use items’.  Decisions on the items subject to controls are taken within the framework of the international non-proliferation regimes and export control arrangements, namely the Australia Group, the Missile Technology Control Regime, the Nuclear Suppliers Group, the Wassenaar Arrangement and the Chemical Weapons Convention.  A summary of the proposed changes, and the reasons for them is available at –

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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Author: raytodd2017

Chartered Legal Executive and former senior manager with Isle of Man Customs and Excise, where I was (amongst other things) Sanctions Officer (for UN/EU sanctions), Export Licensing Officer and Manager of the Legal-Library & Collectorate Support Section

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