In 2021, the Armenian Research Centre for Non-Proliferation of Weapons of Mass Destruction (NPC), with the support of International Science and Technology Centre (ISTC), and financed by the EU, developed a telephone application for the identification and classification of dual-use goods.
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).
Amendments to the EU dual-use items on the way On 20 October 2021, an informal version of the Commission Delegated Regulation (EU) …/… of 20.10.2021 amending Regulation (EU) 2021/821 of the European Parliament and of the Council as regards […]
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.
Scientific research has to comply inter alia with international and national legislations related to the non-proliferation of weapons of mass destruction (WMD). In this respect, the SFIC’s Opinion invites, in recommendation 14, research organisations to contribute to raising awareness on the delicate question of dual-use.