The European Union, like most countries/jurisdictions, has a variety of regulations governing the export of certain products and technologies. Broadly speaking these regulations control:
Exports of dual-use goods (i.e. goods with both a military and civilian use);
Exports of military goods;
and Exports to countries that are subject to a UN/EU trade embargo.
This brief article focuses on dual-use controls.
EU dual-use export controls apply to the export of goods from the EU by subsidiaries of United States corporations.Without an understanding of EU export controls, a U.S.corporation risks inadvertent violations, even if it is otherwise in compliance with U.S. laws. Problems can occur in unlikely circumstances. In particular, there can be a difference in approach between the practical implementation of the U.S.and EU dual-use on the same products. A sample case study is set out below that highlights a key difference between EU and U.S. export controls as they apply to the export of certain encryption products that are controlled by the EU dual-use controls.
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