EU UPDATE: Export Control
On 30 June the EU Commission adopted a consultative GREEN PAPER on the future direction of EU Dual Use controls. The title of the paper is "Ensuring Security and Competitiveness in a Changing World".
Whilst some of the issues addressed concern international aspects - do EU controls prevent companies from exporting when other international competitors seem able to supply ? - the majority of the issues raised concern the impact of differential treatment under the current EU rules between Member States.
The Green Paper sets out a list of 55 questions on which comments and input are invited. All responses to be filed by the end of October 2011.