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Dual use controls | Brussels, 7 May 2014

The Review of export control policy: ensuring security and competitiveness in a changing world

Ten years after the adoption of the EU Strategy against WMD proliferation, the EU is currently conducting a review of its export controls system. For this reason, the European Commission adopted on 24 April 2014 a communication that aims at mapping the direction for EU export controls.

The communication also identifies concrete policy options for the modernisation and adaptation of export controls to rapidly changing technological, economic and political circumstances. Before taking concrete initiatives for action, the Commission now invites the Council and the European Parliament to consider the approach set out in this communication. In parallel, the Commission will conduct an impact assessment of the review options outlined in this communication to identify the most suitable regulatory and non-regulatory actions to bring them into effect.


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