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Export control policy review: presentation of a proposal for a modernised Regulation

  • Date: 03/10/2016, 14:30- 16:30 (Registration closed)
  • Location: Albert Borschette Conference Centre, Room 5-B, Rue Froissart 36, Brussels
  • Registration closes on : 28/09/2016 12:00

Meeting details

  • Date: 03/10/2016, 14:30- 16:30 (registration closed)
  • Location: Albert Borschette Conference Centre, Room 5-B, Rue Froissart 36, Brussels
  • Registration closes on : 28/09/2016 12:00

The purpose of the meeting is to present the Commission's proposal for a regulation modernising EU export controls and to exchange views on the topic.

The proposal aims to:

  • Ensure that EU export controls adjust to evolving security risks and threats.
  • Ensure that controls adjust to rapid technological and scientific developments.
  • Prevent the export of cyber-surveillance technology to be misused in violation of human rights.
  • Reduce the distortions of competition and administrative burden associated with controls.
  • Promote a global level playing field.
  • Support effective and consistent application of dual-use export controls in the EU.

The proposal is designed to strike the right balance so that facilitating trade and reducing the administrative burden for exporters does not come at the expense of security or human rights. Ultimately, enhancing the security of the supply chain through robust export controls will protect legitimate trade and contribute to its development.

Background:
The EU has an extensive dual-use industry that brings together thousands of small, medium and large companies providing high value-added jobs and know-how - including significant R&D work. Dual-use items are often high-tech products and have ramifications across a wide range of key sectors of the EU economy; they include leading edge technologies that are crucial to the EU's drive towards innovation and competitiveness.

In 2014, the total value of controlled dual-use exports reached EUR 59 billion, representing 3.4% of total EU exports to third countries. By contrast, only few exports were actually denied, representing a negligible portion of total EU exports.


Lead Participants


Mr Denis Redonnet, Director, WTO, Legal Affairs and Trade in Goods, Directorate-General for Trade
Mr Stéphane Chardon, Policy officer, Export Controls, Directorate-General for Trade
Ms Maryna Tsukanova, Policy officer, Export Controls, Directorate-General for Trade

Moderator

Mr Lutz Guellner, Head of Unit, Information, Communication and Civil Society Unit, Directorate-General for Trade
 

AGENDA

1. Presentation of the proposal for a modernised export control regulation.
2. Discussion with stakeholders.


Related documents

DG Trade webpage on dual-use export controls

Press release "Commission proposes to modernise and strengthen controls on exports of dual-use items", 28/09/16

Text of the Commission's proposal, including the Annexes

Executive summary of the Impact Assessment


We would be grateful if participants could arrive 20/30 minutes in advance. Please bring with you the confirmation email received when you registered for the meeting and an ID card as they will be requested by the security staff at the entrance of the Borschette Centre. You will receive an identification badge at the entrance of the meeting room.
 

Closing date for travel arrangements: 27/09/2016 at 20:00 (Brussels time)

About travel expense.

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Organisations that have registered to participate in this meeting.

  • Mr Hendrik Abma, EUROPEAN ELECTRONIC COMPONENT MANUFACTURERS ASSOCIATION
  • Mr. Cosimo Avesani, Trans-Atlantic Business Council
  • Ms Laurence Baudesson, Fédération belge des industries chimiques et des sciences de la vie
  • Mr Dario Bazargan, Shipyards' and Maritime Equipment Association
  • Mr Diego Benedetti, European Organisation of the Sawmill industry
  • Ms Sofia Bournou, BUSINESSEUROPE
  • Mr Alessandro Bruni, European Digital Rights
  • Mrs Léa Caillère Falgueyrac, La Quadrature Du Net
  • Ms Iria Campos Álvarez, ASSOCIATION EUROPÉENNE DU COMMERCE DE FRUITS ET LÉGUMES DE L'UE - European Fruit and Vegetables Trade Association
  • Ms Laura Casuscelli, Fertilizers Europe
  • Mr Juan Corbalán, Cooperativas Agro-alimentarias de España
  • Mr Giovanni Corder, EUROPEAN ELECTRONIC COMPONENT MANUFACTURERS ASSOCIATION
  • Mr Simon CRAIG GRAY, EU-Japan Centre for Industrial Cooperation
  • Mr. Jef D'Hollander, AGORIA
  • Mr. Joel DSilva, European Association of Chemical Distributors
  • Ms Gaelle Dusepulchre, International Federation for Human Rights
  • Mr Jan Eggert, Bundesverband Großhandel, Außenhandel, Dienstleistungen e. V.
  • Mr Manuel Escamilla, European Committee for Co-operation of the Machine Tool Industries
  • Mr Simon Fleischmann, Verband Deutscher Maschinen- und Anlagenbau e.V.
  • Ms Mette Fuglsang Hjortshøj, Confederation of Danish Enterprise
  • Ms Mireya García de Murcia, ASSOCIATION EUROPÉENNE DU COMMERCE DE FRUITS ET LÉGUMES DE L'UE - European Fruit and Vegetables Trade Association
  • Mr Josh Gartland , COMITE EUROPEEN des FABRICANTS de SUCRE
  • Mr Constantin Gissler, Bundesverband Informationswirtschaft, Telekommunikation und neue Medien e. V.
  • Ms Miriam González, European Express Association
  • Mr Christoph Guertler, Bundesverband Informationswirtschaft, Telekommunikation und neue Medien e. V.
  • Mr Luis Habermeyer , Bundesverband der Deutschen Industrie e.V.
  • Ms. Nelli Hajdu, Freshfel Europe - the forum for the European fresh fruits and vegetables chain
  • Ms Hannah Huell, DIGITALEUROPE
  • Ms. Agata Jaskot, European Biodiesel Board
  • Mr Ralph Kamphöner, EuroCommerce
  • Ms Yukako Kinoshita, Japan Business Council in Europe
  • Mr Peter Bay Kirkegaard, Confederation of Danish Industry
  • Mrs Tonka Kostadinova, European Express Association
  • Ms Lucie Krahulcova, Access Now
  • Ms Sanni Kunnas, Verband der Chemischen Industrie e.V.
  • Mr Pavle Licina, European Centre for Democracy and Human Rights
  • Mrs Eliane Masser , DIGITALEUROPE
  • Ms Silvia Melegari, European Organisation of the Sawmill industry
  • Mr Youri Mercier, Federation of the European Sporting Goods Industry
  • Ms Diane Mievis, DIGITALEUROPE
  • Ms Gerta Mlejnek, Wirtschaftskammer Österreich
  • Mrs Sonia Nalpantidou, The European Steel Association
  • Mrs Magnus Nordeus, DIGITALEUROPE
  • Mr Michael Oberreuter, Zentralverband Elektrotechnik- und Elektronikindustrie e.V.
  • Mr Milan Pajic, Foreign Trade Association
  • Mr Harald Past, EuroCommerce
  • Ms Stéphanie Pelet-Serra, Association nationale interprofessionnelle du bétail et des viandes
  • Mr Brian Petter, Verband der Chemischen Industrie e.V.
  • Mr. Carlo Pirrone, Confederazione Generale dell'Industria Italiana
  • Mr Leonardo Pofferi, Confederazione Cooperative Italiane
  • Mr Andrea Pucci, MEDICINES FOR EUROPE
  • Mr Stefano Quadro, Confederazione Cooperative Italiane
  • Ms Priscila Quaini, Apex-Brasil Brussels-Europe
  • Mr Gabriel Ranaivoson, Le Cercle de l'Industrie
  • Mrs Marie-Christine Ribera, COMITE EUROPEEN des FABRICANTS de SUCRE
  • Mr. Jean-Marie Rogue, International Federation for Human Rights
  • Ms Pascale ROUHIER, European Liaison Committee for Agriculture and agri-food trade
  • Ms Luisa Santos, BUSINESSEUROPE
  • Ms Silvia Selandari, ORGALIME
  • Mr. Mahmut Sen, Zentralverband Elektrotechnik- und Elektronikindustrie e.V.
  • Ms Elisa Setién, European Association of Chemical Distributors
  • Ms Alessia Squarcella, European Cocoa Association
  • Ms Marion Thomas, European Express Association
  • Mr Eckart Unger, Bundesverband der Deutschen Industrie e.V.
  • Mr Walter Van Holst, Stichting Vrijschrift
  • Mr René van Sloten, European Chemical Industry Council
  • Mr Damian Viccars, World Shipping Council
  • Ms Katinka Clausdatter Worsøe, Confederation of Danish Enterprise