Recent Developments in EU Export Controls
Export Controls regulate the export and intra-Community transfer of military and dual-use items. Dual-use items are civil goods that can also have military uses, for example, chemicals, batteries, night vision goggles and metal powder. There have recently been two significant developments in the area of EU Export Controls: (i) the recast of the dua-use Regulation; and (ii) the adoption of an EU Directive promising the facilitation of intra-Community transfer of certain military items.
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