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The EU Council has announced its intention to modernise the current EU regime “for the control of exports, transfer, brokering, technical assistance and transit of dual-use items”. Objective of the mandate The purpose of the mandate is to reinforce the non-proliferation of weapons of mass destruction and their means of delivery, security, stability and regional peace in addition to the respect for international humanitarian law and human rights. Proposed changes A number of amendments will…

On 16 December 2017, the annual Delegated Regulation that updates the EU dual-use export control list in Annex I to Regulation (EC) No. 428/2009 (“Annex”) came into force.  As a recap, Annex I sets out a lengthy list of dual-use items which are controlled for export to outside the EU and is generally updated on an annual basis. The list of dual-use items set out in the Annex needs to stay current in order to…

European Union Leaders have collectively agreed to extend economic sanctions against Russia until July 2018. These measures target the financial, energy and defence industries and would have otherwise expired at the end of January 2018. Angela Merkel has said that the European Union Leaders have prevented an escalation, but do not consider that enough progress has been made to remove the current sanctions. The EU, along with the United States, initially imposed these sanctions in…

On 21 June 2017, the Queen’s Speech (link here) set out the new legislative agenda for Prime Minister Theresa May’s Government. One element of this was the announcement of an International Sanctions Bill that will provide the UK Government with a domestic legislative framework to impose sanctions.  The Bill is intended to both enable the UK’s continued compliance with international (UN) sanctions following the UK’s departure from the EU and to grant the UK the…