EU Scrutinizes Export Controls For Dual-Use Items

Law360, New York (June 30, 2011, 2:15 PM EDT) -- The European Commission launched a review Thursday of its current system of export controls on items that have both military and civilian uses, examining potential changes that would ensure all European Union member states use a consistent approach to the dual-use items.

The commission issued a green paper calling for comments on how export controls should be changed — suggesting that the current program is a tangled web of various EU members’ trade and security considerations, and recommending an update that boosts EU-based companies’ ability to...
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