Update of Annex I to EU Dual-Use Regulation 2021/821 for 2023
On 15 September 2023, the European Commission adopted a Delegated Regulation (Ref. C(2023)6125) updating the EU dual-use export control list in Annex I to Regulation (EU) 2021/821.
The list of dual-use items set out in Annex I to Regulation (EU) 2021/821 is regularly updated in order to ensure full compliance with international security obligations, to guarantee transparency, and to maintain the competitiveness of economic operators, reflecting the changes adopted by the international non-proliferation regimes and export control arrangements.
While the decisions taken in the Australia Group in 2022 have been introduced in the EU dual-use control list by means of the Commission Delegated Regulation (EU) 2023/996 of 23 February 2023 (for more information read the ESU note here), these last amendments bring the EU control list in line with the decisions taken in Wassenaar Arrangement, Missile Technology Control Regime, and Nuclear Supplier Group in 2022.
The main new amendments concern:
- the control parameters of manufacturing equipment (NSG), of high-performance computers and of lasers (WA);
- the addition of propulsion motors for submersible vehicles, and of technology for the development of gas turbine engines for aircraft (WA);
- the adjustment of technical definitions, notes and descriptions, and editorial changes.
Subject to the Council and the European Parliament raising no objections within a period of two months starting from the adoption on 15 September 2023, by virtue of its article 2 the Commission Delegated Regulation amending Regulation (EU) 2021/821 will enter into force on the day following that of its publication in the Official Journal of the EU.
For a more detailed overview of all changes compared to the 2022 Exceptional Update of the EU Dual-Use Control List across all 10 categories, please find here below the ‘Comprehensive Change Note Summary – update 2023’.