Merkel's Cabinet OKs Export Rules For 'Dual-Use' Goods

Law360, New York (August 15, 2012, 5:29 PM EDT) -- In a bid to modernize and streamline Germany’s Foreign Trade Act, Chancellor Angela Merkel and her cabinet on Wednesday approved legislation that reduces restrictions on "dual-use" good exports but implements harsher penalties for those caught in violation.

The approved amendments to the country’s Foreign Trade Act — which must pass a vote by the lower house of Germany's parliament to become law — seek to abolish the country’s special rules for exports of so-called "dual-use" goods, which include products that could be used for both civil...
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