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Notice to Exporters 2011/16 - Consultation launched on EU Dual-Use Regulation by European Union

Your views are sought on the functioning of the EU dual-use export control system.

A public consultation has been launched by the European Commission on European Union dual-use controls as controlled under the EU Dual-Use Regulation 428/2009.

The consultation is published in a Green Paper on EU dual-use export control system -

The commission welcomes the widest range of possible views from exporters of dual-use goods as well as other interested stakeholders including Non-Governmental Organisations and those in academia.

The consultation opened on 30 June 2011 and will end on 31 October 2011. All responses should be sent directly to the European Commission.

You should note that the remit of this consultation does not extend to a review of either controls on military goods or national dual-use controls.

Dual-use items are those that can be used for both civil and military purposes such as cryptographic items, telecoms equipment, lasers, materials and much more.

Link to Notice

For further details, download a copy of Notice to Exporters 2011/16 (DOC, 486 Kb) .

This notification includes a link to the consultation (Green Paper) document, details about its aim and focus, how to respond and next steps in the review process.

Export Control Guidance 

The Export Control Organisation (ECO) is the UK's regulatory 'strategic' export licensing authority and forms part of the UK's Department for Business. Further details about the ECO's advisory services and practical guidance for exporters is available on the export control pages of the Businesslink website. This includes details of the current controls in place on dual-use goods . See guidance on controls on dual-use goods (EU Dual-Use Regulation) published on the Businesslink website.

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Export Control Enquiries

For general export control queries please contact the ECO Helpline on 020 7215 4594 or 

ECO Business Awareness Team
Export Control Organisation  
Notice to Exporters 2011/16
8 July 2011

Contact the Export Control Organisation

See the Contact the Export Control Organisation page for further contact details.

Minister responsible

Mark Prisk is the minister responsible for this policy area.


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