European Commission adopts updated dual-use export control list

Updated: Dec 29, 2019


Last week (17 October), the European Commission adopted the annual Delegated Regulation that updates the EU dual-use export control list in Annex 1 to Regulation (EC) 428/2009. The updated list will come into force approximately 2 months after the Commission’s adoption, provided that the Council and European Parliament raise no objections. See Commission Comprehensive Summary and Commission Press Release.

The changes include:

  • New entries for: discrete microwave transistors; specific signal generators; microcomputer software; masks and reticules for optical sensors; and air-launch platforms for space launch vehicles;

  • Amendments to entries for: underwater submersible vehicles; hydrophones; cryptographic activation tokens; digital to analogue converters; and multi-layer mask control;

  • Deletion of technology for gas turbine engine components; and

  • New notes on items designed for a civil industry application; and specific lasers.