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11th June 2021
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Export controls on dual-use items: recast EU rules published

A recast version of the EU rules on the control of exports, brokering, technical assistance, transit and transfer of dual-use items has been officially published today as Regulation 2021/821.

Adopted on 20 May 2021, this Regulation recast the rules originally contained in Regulation 428/2009 of 5 May 2009 and in its substantial subsequent amendments concerning ‘dual-use items’ (namely items, including software and technology, which can be used for both civil and military purposes.) 

The main goal of this EU regime is to ensure that both the Union and its Member States fully take into account international obligations and commitments in this area, including considerations of national foreign and security policy, human rights


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