Tracking EU And Transatlantic Export Controls

Law360, New York (August 23, 2011, 4:26 PM EDT) -- On June 30, 2011, the European Commission issued a Green Paper on the European Union's export control regulations for dual-use items having both civil and military applications.[1]

The Green Paper is a discussion document and launches a four-month consultation process in which interested businesses, associations and other stakeholders are invited to participate. It identifies a number of key weaknesses in the current EU dual-use export control regime and presents possible areas for reform. The Green Paper, however, devotes little attention to potentially significant transatlantic implications and...
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