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JoSTC: the new Journal for the export control community The European Studies Unit (ESU) of the University of Liège is delighted to announce the hosting of the Journal of Strategic Trade Control (JoSTC), a peer-reviewed and open-access journal with the intention […]

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We are happy to announce that Kamshat Saginbekova’s is going to defend her PhD thesis entitled "Politico-economic aspects of strategic trade control in Central Asian countries" on December 14, 2022, at 11 a.m. in the University of Liege and online.

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As scientific research may involve sensitive subjects, it is necessary to be able to assess the extent to which research is compatible with European dual-use legislation. We are pleased to announce the release of the new version of the dual use assistance application.

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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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The European Studies Unit has issued a new article on academic proliferation authored by Dr. Professor Q. Michel. Abstract: The principle that universities are only conducting fundamental research is not accurate any more even if it was the case previously. The revelation of academic proliferation cases in the seventies and the development of virtual means of transfer have slowly constrained States authorities to change their policy regarding the control of university research activities.

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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.