The EU has launched a consultation, closing on 30 November, saying that awareness about dual-use export controls in the wider research community cannot be taken for granted. In the EU, only few research organisations have a fully-fledged compliance structure established. Most research organisations are only starting to invest in export compliance measures, including the determination of potentially export-controlled research, and seek support from EU and national competent authorities. The public survey is to evaluate the usefulness of the draft 64-page guidance provided by the EU, providing the opportunity for relevant stakeholders to give their feedback and inputs. The guidance has 4 sections –
- Section 1 summarises how research organisations can be affected by EU and national dual-use export control regulations and how important top-level management commitment to compliance is to implement proportionate and effective internal compliance measures;
- Section 2 provides for awareness information for researchers, including the basics of dual-use export controls and the potential impact on research related activities;
- Section 3 provides for specific guidance to compliance staff on how to set up and review an Internal Compliance Programme 9ICP); and
- Section 4 gives an overview of the regulatory framework for dual-use export controls.
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