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Following the eleventh gathering of the Chaudfontaine Group, in the wake of the coming into effect of the new European Dual-Use Regulation, the group of experts took the opportunity to analyse and dissect the complex EU dual-use export control regime in order to distinguish/identify the new and relevant elements which could be useful to third countries and conversely, those which are not as their raison d’être which are linked to the internal functioning of the EU.

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Following Russia’s recognition of the Luhansk and Donetsk People's Republics independence on 21 February 2022 and its further invasion of Ukraine with Belarus's assistance on 24 February 2022, the EU has been adopting new packages of sanctions. The following are among the main measures implemented...

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By analysing the new EU Regulation 2021/821 of 20 May 2021 setting up a Union regime for the control of exports, brokering, technical assistance, transit and transfer of dual-use items, we have tried to identify the potential situations where an EU research laboratory might have to trigger (or not) controls on technical assistance while it is hosting researchers originating from non-EU Member States.

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Publication of the updated Annex I to Regulation (EU) 2021/821 setting up a Union regime for the control of exports, brokering, technical assistance, transit and transfer of dual-use items On 6 January 2022, it has been published on […]

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On 22 October 2021, the European Commission, pursuant to art. 26 of Regulation (EU) 2019/125, known as Anti-Torture Regulation, published the annual report comprised of the annual activity reports made available by the Member States (MS) providing information on their authorisation activities concerning exports of goods in 2020 that could be used for torture or for capital punishment (number of applications received, the goods and countries concerned by these applications, and the decisions taken on these applications).

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On 23 September 2021, the European Commission has published the Recommendation (EU) 2021/1700 of 15 September 202 on internal compliance programmes for controls of research involving dual-use items under Regulation (EU) 2021/821 of the European Parliament and of the Council setting up a Union regime for the control of exports, brokering, technical assistance, transit and transfer of dual-use items.