Amendments to export control of dual-use items starting on 9 September 2021
A new Regulation (EU) 2021/821 of the European Parliament and of the Council on the control of dual-use items was issued on 20 May 2021. The Regulation was published in the Official Journal L 206 on 11 June 2021, and it will enter into force on 9 September 2021. The currently valid Council Regulation (EC) No 428/2009 will be observed until that date.
Export of dual-use items to the United Kingdom in 2021
The transition period for the United Kingdom’s withdrawal from the European Union will end at the turn of the year. Starting on 1 January 2021, dual-use exports from Finland and other EU Member States to the UK will be subject to an export authorisation.
Amended Council Regulation (EC) on the control of export of dual-use items
As an outcome of the negotiations on the amendment of the EU dual-use Regulation, in the afternoon of 18 November 2020 the Council of the European Union published the text of a new Union regime for the control of exports, brokering, technical assistance, transit and transfer of dual-use items.
European Commission requests comments on recommendation on export control of dual-use items
The European Commission has opened a targeted consultation of higher education institutions and research institutes on a draft EU compliance guidance for research involving dual-use items. The closing date for comments is 30 November.