The Ninth Edition of the Chaudfontaine Group, which was held from 2 to 4 June 2019 in Chaudfontaine (Belgium), made the state of play of ten years of EU legislation in dual-use items trade controls.
The objective was to assess the main concepts and principles contained in the Council Regulation (EC) No 428/2009 of 5 May 2009 setting up a Community regime for the control of exports, transfer, brokering and transit of dual-use items and the identification within those of potential international standards.
In order to better grasp and assess the different aspects and dimensions of the EU dual-use trade control system in place, the conference was divided in three main sessions:
The conference gathered participants having different backgrounds and working in different sectors: governments, industry, researchers from European academic institutions as well as officials of the European Union in their personal capacity. Each participant actively contributed to the discussion by providing a short presentation aimed at launching the debate.
To find out more about the Conference and the main findings, please download the pdf document.