Today, 9th September 2021, the new EU Dual-Use Regulation [Regulation (EU) 2021/821] will enter into force. The Regulation modernises the existing rules on the control of export, trade and brokering, technical assistance, transit and transfer of dual-use items.

Major changes are:

  • New licensing requirements for the export of certain items for digital surveillance if they are to be used in the receiving country for serious human rights violations [see Art. 5 Regulation (EU) 2021/821].
  • Regulation on technical assistance related to Annex I goods [cf. Art. 8 Regulation (EU) 2021/821]. The EU regulation is supplemented by the national regulations in §§ 49 ff. AWV, which already contained regulations relating to technical assistance.
  • Tighter control of brokering activities [cf. Art. 6 Regulation (EU) 2021/821] and transits [cf. Art. 7 Regulation (EU) 2021/821].
  • Two new General Authorisations: EU007 authorises the intra-group transfer of software and technology for industrial product development. EU008 concerns the export of encryption goods. EU001 is also amended to include Iceland as a privileged recipient country.

Reference: Newsletter Export Control News 09/2021 of the Federal Office of Economics and Export Control